Explore the 77th Tony Award® Nominees in Our Catalog

It’s that time of the year again! The 77th Tony Award® nominations were just announced. Scroll down to explore our nominees!

Best New Play

Jaja’s African Hair Braiding by Jocelyn Bioh

Photo by Sara Krulwich, 2023 Broadway Production

Jaja’s African Hair Braiding in Harlem is a salon full of funny, whip-smart, talented women ready to make you look and feel nice nice. On this particularly muggy summer day, Jaja’s rule-following daughter Marie is running the shop while her mother prepares for her courthouse, green card wedding—to a man no one seems to particularly like. Just like her mother, DREAMer Marie is trying to secure her future; high school graduation is around the corner and all she wants to do is go to college. While Marie deals with the customers’ and stylists’ laugh-out-loud drama, news pierces the hearts of the women of the salon, galvanizing their connections and strengthening the community they have longed to make in the United States.

Best Revival of a Play

Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Photo by 2NDSTAGE, 2023 Broadway Production

Every estranged member of the Lafayette clan has descended upon the crumbling Arkansas homestead to settle the accounts of the newly-dead patriarch. As his three adult children sort through a lifetime of hoarded mementos and junk, they collide over clutter, debt, and a contentious family history. But after a disturbing discovery surfaces among their father’s possessions, the reunion takes a turn for the explosive, unleashing a series of crackling surprises and confrontations.

Our Authors

Jocelyn Bioh

Bekah Brunstetter

Kristoffer Diaz

Jackie Sibblies Drury

Rick Elice

George Furth

William Jackson Harper

Amy Herzog

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Tom Kitt

Des McAnuff

PigPen Theatre Co.

Stephen Sondheim

Paula Vogel

Did you know…

Cabaret, nominee for Best Revival of a Musical,  is based on I am a Camera by John Van Druten, adapted from The Berlin Stories of Christopher Isherwood

In the words of the New York Herald-Tribune, the play “looks at life in a tawdry Berlin rooming house of 1930 with a stringently photographic eye. For the most part, it concerns itself with the mercurial and irresponsible moods of a girl called Sally Bowles. When we first meet her, she is a creature of extravagant attitudes, given to parading her vices, enormously confident that she is going to take life in her stride. She is fond of describing herself as an ‘extraordinary interesting person,’ and she is vaguely disturbing. As we get to know her, as we watch her make frightened arrangements for an illegal operation, seize at the tinseled escape offered by a rich and worthless American playboy, attempt to rehabilitate herself and fail ludicrously, we are more and more moved, more and more caught up in the complete and almost unbearable reality of this girl. [The author has] placed a character named Mr. Isherwood on the stage…He serves both as narrator and as principal confidant to Sally Bowles. He is the camera eye of the title, attracted to Sally, yet dispassionate about her.” Though Sally is the chief point of interest, the plight of the Jew in Germany in the early thirties is brought within focus in a few touching scenes.

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