• Bill Hughes

    The last of only a handful of Best Author of a Play Tony Awards was in 1965.
    Today the only way for the Author to get Tony recognition is for the production to win the Best Play Award and then he or she gets to stand behind the multiple Producers as they accept.

    A Musical’s Tony Awards include on the other hand include:
    Best Musical
    Best book of a Musical
    Best Score (Music and Lyrics)

    Why won’t the Tony’s follow the Obies with both Best Play-writing and Best New American Play Awards.
    To paraphrase Arthur Miller , “Attention must be paid.”