The Broadway-bound musical Rent scored a coup April 9 by beating all the year's non-musical dramas for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Though the Pulitzer committee does not announce nominees as, for example, the Tonys do, the titles of the runners-up often leak out in the days that follow. This year is no exception. The New York Times reported that Jon Robin Baitz' A Fair Country and John Marans' Old Wicked Songs were the other titles considered by the Pulitzer committee this year.
The Times report could not be confirmed.
A Fair Country has been extended to June 30 at the Mitzi Newhouse Theatre at Lincoln Center in New York. Old Wicked Songs had a short run off-Broadway earlier this season, and the producer reportedly is seeking another theatre in which to revive it. Rent, which ran two months at New York Theatre Workshop, begins previews at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre April 16 and opens April 29.