2019-2020 Theatre Season: Broadway

Since Broadway’s not opening any time soon, let’s recap the abbreviated season that was:

(Though West Side Story and Girl from the North Country technically opened before the shutdown, they’re not included here for the simple reason that I didn’t see them…yet (hopefully!))


MISCELLANEOUS HONORS

Chorus

  1. Jagged Little Pill
  2. American Utopia

Curtain

  1. Maira Kalman, American Utopia
  2. Grand Horizons

Ensemble

  1. Slave Play
  2. A Soldier’s Play

Fog

  1. A Christmas Carol

Funniest

(must be new to qualify)

  1. Slave Play
  2. Derren Brown: Secret
  3. Linda Vista
  4. Grand Horizons
  5. The Sound Inside

Projections

(I don’t believe in evaluating projections in a vacuum, as if they can be judged solely by their aesthetic/technical prowess, outside of the specific context of their shows. Rather, I consider how they’re incorporated, what they add, and how crucial they are to the overall effect and meaning of the piece; are they used to deepen the work’s resonance and its themes?)

  1. Aaron Rhyne, The Sound Inside
  2. Lucy Mackinnon, Jagged Little Pill
  3. Bryce Cutler, Grand Horizons
  4. Caite Hevner, Derren Brown: Secret

Tearjerker

(must be new to qualify)

  1. The Inheritance
  2. Jagged Little Pill

Title

(must be new/original to qualify)

  1. The Sound Inside
  2. Slave Play
  3. Derren Brown: Secret

Transitions

  1. A Soldier’s Play

MUSICALS

Actress

  1. Elizabeth Stanley, Jagged Little Pill

Supporting Actress

  1. Celia Rose Gooding, Jagged Little Pill

Supporting Actor

  1. Sean Allan Krill, Jagged Little Pill

Choreography

  1. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Jagged Little Pill
  2. Annie-B Parson, American Utopia

Costumes

  1. Emily Rebholz, Jagged Little Pill
  2. American Utopia
  3. Catherine Zuber, Moulin Rouge

Direction

  1. Diane Paulus, Jagged Little Pill
  2. Annie-B Parson, American Utopia

Lighting

  1. Justin Townsend, Jagged Little Pill / Moulin Rouge
  2. Rob Sinclair, American Utopia

Orchestrations

  1. Karl Mansfield & Mauro Refosco, American Utopia
  2. Tom Kitt, Jagged Little Pill

Set

  1. Riccardo Hernández, Jagged Little Pill
  2. Derek McLane, Moulin Rouge
  3. American Utopia

Best Musical

  1. Jagged Little Pill 
  2. American Utopia 
  3. The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
  4. Moulin Rouge 
  5. Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
  6. Freestyle Love Supreme

PLAYS

Best Actress

  1. Mary-Louise Parker, The Sound Inside
  2. Joaquina Kalukango, Slave Play
  3. Audra McDonald, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
  4. Jane Alexander, Grand Horizons

Supporting Actress

  1. Annie McNamara, Slave Play
  2. Lois Smith, The Inheritance

Actor

  1. Michael Shannon, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
  2. Paul Alexander Nolan, Slave Play
  3. Ian Barford, Linda Vista
  4. Jake Gyllenhaal, Sea Wall / A Life
  5. Blair Underwood, A Soldier’s Play
  6. Derren Brown, Derren Brown: Secret

Supporting Actor

  1. Ato Blankson-Wood & James Cusati-Moyer & Sullivan Jones, Slave Play
  2. Will Hochman, The Sound Inside
  3. J. Alphonse Nicholson, A Soldier’s Play
  4. James Cromwell, Grand Horizons

Costumes

  1. Dede Ayite, Slave Play
  2. Rob Howell, A Christmas Carol

Direction

  1. David Cromer, The Sound Inside
  2. Robert O’Hara, Slave Play

Lighting

  1. Heather Gilbert, The Sound Inside
  2. Jiyoun Chang, Slave Play
  3. Guy Hoare, Sea Wall / A Life
  4. Hugh Vanstone, A Christmas Carol
  5. Allen Lee Hughes, A Soldier’s Play
  6. Natasha Katz, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

Set

  1. Clint Ramos, Slave Play
  2. Alexander Woodward, The Sound Inside

Sound

  1. Lindsay Jones, Slave Play

Best Play

  1. Slave Play
  2. The Sound Inside
  3. Derren Brown: Secret 
  4. Grand Horizons
  5. The Inheritance
  6. Linda Vista 
  7. The Height of the Storm
  8. Sea Wall / A Life
  9. The Great Society
  10. My Name is Lucy Barton
  11. A Christmas Carol

Play Revival

  1. Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune 
  2. A Soldier’s Play
    • The only reason I don’t consider it a musical revival is because neither of the two leads actually sing. But if they were involved in the musical transitions, my categorization would’ve gotten spicy

  3. Betrayal
  4. The Rose Tattoo 
  5. Slava’s Snowshow 

 


 

"FULL" SEASON POWER-RANKINGS
  1. Slave Play 
  2. The Sound Inside
  3. Derren Brown: Secret
  4. Jagged Little Pill 
  5. Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
  6. A Soldier’s Play
  7. Grand Horizons 
  8. Betrayal
  9. The Inheritance 
  10. Linda Vista
  11. American Utopia
  12. The Height of the Storm
  13. Sea Wall / A Life
  14. The Great Society
  15. The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
  16. My Name is Lucy Barton
  17. Moulin Rouge
  18. The Rose Tattoo 
  19. A Christmas Carol
  20. Slava’s Snowshow  
  21. Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
  22. Freestyle Love Supreme

 

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