Andrew Jackson, Red, Circle Mirror, In the Next Room and Chad Deity Named Best Plays of 2009-2010
By Adam Hetrick
The emo rock musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, the Tony Award-winning drama Red and Off-Broadway's Circle Mirror Transformation will be included among the best plays of 2009-2010 in the latest edition of "The Best Plays Theater Yearbook."
"The Best Plays Theater Yearbook," an annual publication dating back to 1920, selects ten works from the stage each year for inclusion in the tome that offers a comprehensive look at the theatrical season. The 2010 edition will be published by Limelight Editions in 2011. Jeffrey Eric Jenkins is the editor of "The Best Plays Theater Yearbook."
Works that opened between June 1, 2009, and May 31, 2010, are eligible for inclusion. Selections were made by "Yearbook" editorial board members Misha Berson, Christine Dolen, Sylviane Gold, Robert Hurwitt, John Istel, Chris Jones, Charles McNulty, Julius Novick, Christopher Rawson, Alisa Solomon, Jeffrey Sweet, Anne Marie Welsh, Linda Winer and Charles Wright. Robert Brustein is consulting editor.
A special citation was given to late Academy Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote for his expansive, nine-play family drama The Orphans' Home Cycle, which premiered Off-Broadway last fall.
The Best Plays of 2009-2010 are:
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson by Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman (essayist, Adam Feldman)
Additional special citations, administered by the American Theatre Critics Association, were given to Equivocation, authored by Bill Cain ($25,000 New Play Award); Karen Zacarķas' Legacy of Light ($7,500 citation); and Donald Margulies' Time Stands Still ($7,500 citation).
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