Here are the DCMetroTheaterArts Staff’s honorees for Best Plays in Professional Theaters in 2016 in Philadelphia, NYC, New Jersey, and Delaware. Congrats to all our honorees!
A Moon for the Misbegotten at Walnut Street Theatre Independence Studio on 3.
A View From the Bridge at The Lyceum Theatre.
Birdie’s Pit Stop (and the tribe of queers who fucked everything up) at On the Rocks at the 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.
Blackbird at the Belasco Theatre.
Blithe Spirit at The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival.
Buyer & Cellar at Bucks County Playhouse.
Charles Busch’s The Divine Sister at Bucks County Playhouse.
Dementia Americana at Synapse Theatre Ensemble at the 2016 FringeNYC.
Dogfall at Iron Age Theatre.
Eugène Ionesco’s The Chairs at Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium at the 2-16 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.
Fully Committed at The Lyceum Theatre.
HEISENBERG at Manhattan Theatre Club at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
Les Liasons Dangereuses at The Booth Theatre.
Long Day’s Journey Into Night at Roundabout Theatre Company’s American Airlines Theatre.
Macbeth at The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre.
Molly Sweeney at Irish Heritage Theatre.
Mrs. Warren’s Profession at Lantern Theatre.
Noises Off at The Roundabout Theatre Company’s American Airlines Theatre.
Omeletto: Like Hamlet, Only Scrambled at Ombelico Mask Ensemble at the 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.
One-Man Apocalypse Now at the 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.
Radiant Vermin at Inis Nua Theatre Company.
Rent Control at SoHo Playhouse at the 2016 FringeNYC Fringe Encore Series.
Sense and Sensibility at People’s Light.
Shining City at The Irish Rep Theatre.
Spine at Inis Nua Theatre Company.
Straight White Men at InterAct Theatre.
Stupid Fucking Bird at the Arden Theatre.
The Front Page at the Broadhurst Theatre.
The Invisible Hand at Theatre Exile.
The Jaws Project at Plays and Players Theatre.
The Language Archive at Bristol Riverside Theatre.
The Mountaintop at People’s Light.
The Nether at InterAct Theatre Company.
The Piano Lesson at McCarter Theatre Center.
The Crucible at The Walter Kerr Theatre.
The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning at Inis Nua Theatre Company.
The Servant of Two Masters at Hedgerow Theatre.
The Taming of the Shrew at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival.
Tommy and Me at Theatre Exile.
Two Trains Running at Arden Theatre Company.
White Guy on the Bus at Passage Theatre.
HOW WE SELECTED OUR HONOREES
DCMetroTheaterArts writers were permitted to honor productions and concerts, dance, and operas that they saw and reviewed and productions and concerts and dance performances that they saw but did not review. Every honoree was seen. These are not nominations. There is no voting.
The staff is honoring productions, performances, direction, and design in professional, community, university, high school, and children’s theatres, and are also honoring the same in musical venues. We are honoring work in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, Philadelphia, PA, New Jersey, and Delaware.
DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #1: Best Musicals in Professional Theaters in DC/MD/VA.
DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #2: Best Musicals In Community Theaters in DC/MD/VA.
DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #4: Best Plays in Professional Theaters in DC/MD/VA.
DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #5: Best Plays In Community Theaters in DC/MD/VA.
The Complete List of The ‘Best of 2015’ Honorees on DCMetroTheaterArts.