Previews for J.T. Rogers' new play Oslo begin in two days (Thursday, March 23, 2017) at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center. With Bartlett Sher at the helm and starring Jennifer Ehle and Jefferson Mays, Oslo is set to officially open on April 13 for a limited run through June 18.Who's going?!
I'll be there Sunday!
This is one of the best things I saw last year. I haven't fit a return into my schedule yet, but I'll definitely be seeing it again.
I loved it at the Newhouse, too. Jennifer Ehle was a marvel.I'd consider this the frontrunner for the Best Play Tony, honestly.
I am going... So excited to see it but also admittedly sad I'm going to the VIVIAN BEAUMOUNT and not seeing Miss KELLI O'HARA
I think it will give Jitney a run for its money with Jitney having an edge.
JITNEY will most likely be considered a revival. OSLO is a new play.
Have such high expectations for this. Dying to see it. And really Jitney for front runner?? It was okay...nothing so great.
I think Jitney is the front runner for Revival of a Play. Oslo and Sweat will likely duke it out for Best Play this year.
WhizzerMarvin said: "I think Jitney is the front runner for Revival of a Play. Oslo and Sweat will likely duke it out for Best Play this year. "I think that The Front Page is the front runner for best revival of a play..
Jessetenny said: "WhizzerMarvin said: "I think Jitney is the front runner for Revival of a Play. Oslo and Sweat will likely duke it out for Best Play this year. "I think that The Front Page is the front runner for best revival of a play.. I wouldn't be surprised if The Front Page didn't get any nominations other than Best Scenic Design.
Though it isn't relevant to the Oslo previews thread (lol...), just wanted to make sure everybody knows what's eligible:Best Play PossibilitiesA Doll's House, Part 2The EncounterHeisenbergIndecentOh, HelloOsloThe Play That Goes WrongThe PresentSignificant OtherSweat Best Revival of a Play PossibilitiesThe Cherry OrchardThe Front PageThe Glass MenagerieJitneyLes Liaisons DangereusesThe Little FoxesPresent LaughterThe PriceSix Degrees of Separation
This is a surprisingly weak year for play revivals. The Front Page may have sold tickets with its all-star cast, but really did not make a lasting impression.And yes- there is no way Jitney will be considered a new play. It was written in 1982 and is a known (and lauded) property.I agree it'll be Sweat v. Oslo. Both are compelling and timely pieces of drama.
Right now I would say Jitney and The Price are the only locks for Best Revival. The remaining 2-3 nominees will probably depend on how The Little Foxes, Present Laughter, and Six Degrees of Separation are received.Oslo and Sweat are definitely the frontrunners for Best Play--in addition to what Kad said, both plays are fairly traditional, narrative-wise, which older voters seem to love.
Would you guys not include Indecent as a likely nominee? Why? Just curious.
Indecent will definitely be considered a new play, right? I think it is definitely likely to be nominated, but I would be surprised if it upset Oslo or Sweat.
It's definitely a new play, ala Shuffle Along. That makes sense.
Yeah, Shuffle Along is what came to mind immediately--but I doubt the producers of Indecent will try to petition for revival status as Rudin did.
Indecent contains even less of God of Vengeance than Shuffle Along contained the original Shuffle Along, so I really can't see anyone even attempting that argument.I think Indecent will be (deservedly) nominated but I can't see it being a frontrunner unless its themes of "the arts under attack" resonate deeply with voters in this political climate.Oslo, Sweat, and Indecent are all extremely timely but for different reasons.Oslo presents an optimistic take on statesmanship and diplomacy(even if those hopes ultimately fell apart in the real world).Sweat documents the factors that gave rise to the disaffection that led to Trump.Indecent presents the arts as vital even under oppression.All three are more timely now than when they premiered last year.
I suspect Oslo, Sweat, and Indecent are all locks but I'm more interested in what gets the fourth slot.
The only real unknown on that list is Doll's House Pt.2... but knowing Hnath's work, I suspect it will not be everyone's cup of tea.
I agree that Oslo, Sweat, and Indecent are all set for noms. I'm hoping the fourth slot somehow goes to something a little less heavy... like The Play That Goes Wrong or Significant Other (which isn't the lightest fare ever, of course, but less deep in drama than the first three shows).
BroadwayConcierge said: "I agree that Oslo, Sweat, and Indecent are all set for noms. I'm hoping the fourth slot somehow goes to something a little less heavy... like The Play That Goes Wrong or Significant Other (which isn't the lightest fare ever, of course, but less deep in drama than the first three shows).Well, to reiterate what Kad said, nobody has seen A Doll's House, Part 2. We could be underestimating it's potential to be a nominee.
Regardless of what is nominated, I think this is the best crop of new plays Broadway has seen in a long time- and largely from writers who have not been seen on Broadway.
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