Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The puzzling Pulitzer

The Pulitzer Prize is one of those awards that you know is important, but perhaps you don't know exactly what it means. According to Pulitzer.org, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama is awarded to "a distinguished play by an American author, preferably original in its source and dealing with American life."

In 2006, The Pulitzer Prize Board decided not to award a Pulitzer in the category of Drama (this has happened before) because they felt the nominees didn't meet the high standards of the prize. Since the 2007 nominations will be announced on April 16, Playbill.com notes in an article published today, "An informal survey of theatre industry vets found that for the second year in a row, no work is an obvious standout the way Doubt was in 2005."

Did I mention Doubt will be here April 24-29 starring Cherry Jones in her Tony Award-winning role as Sister Aloysius?

– AngelaL/TBPAC

1 comment:

david jenkins said...

Those silly Pulitzer voters obviously haven't seen The Great American Play - The March of the Kitefliers.