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Tables of Contents for The Best Plays of 1997-1998
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EDITOR'S NOTE
vii
 
THE SEASON ON AND OFF BROADWAY
1
40
Broadway and Off Broadway
3
38
David Lefkowitz
One-page summary of the Broadway Season
4
26
One-page summary of the Off-Broadway Season
30
11
A GRAPHIC GLANCE BY HIRSCHFELD
41
30
Drawings by HIRSCHFELD
43
28
Alfred Molina, Alan Alda and Victor Garber in Art
43
1
Anna Manahan, Tom Murphy, Marie Mullen and Brian F. O'Byrne in The Beauty Queen of Leenane
44-45
1
Jack Klugman and Tony Randall in The Sunshine Boys
46
1
Tyne Daly in Mystery School
47
1
John Leguizamo in Freak
47
1
Jim Corti, Lynnette Perry, Judy Kaye, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Audra McDonald, Mark Jacoby, Peter Friedman and Marin Mazzie in Ragtime
48-49
1
Frank Langella in Cyrano de Bergerac
50
1
Liam Neeson in The Judas Kiss
51
1
Natasha Richardson, Alan Cumming and the Kit Kat Club Dancers in Cabaret
52-53
1
Marisa Tomei, Quentin Tarantino and Stephen Lang in Wait Until Dark
54
1
Debra Monk and Craig T. Nelson in Ah, Wilderness!
55
1
Jane Alexander in Honour
56
1
Eli Wallach in Visiting Mr. Green
56
1
Margaret Colin in Jackie
57
1
Brent Spiner, Pat Hingle and Paul Michael Valley in 1776
58-59
1
Rebecca Luker, Michael Siberry, Sara Zelle, Ashley Rose Orr, Andrea Bowen, Tracy Alison Walsh, Matthew Ballinger, Natalie Hall and Ryan Hopkins in The Sound of Music
60
1
Ruben Blades, Marc Anthony, Ednita Nazario, Renoly Santiago in The Capeman
60-61
1
Angela Bassett and Alec Baldwin in Macbeth
62
1
Sophie Hayden, Missy Yager, George Hearn and Natalie Portman in The Diary of Anne Frank
63
1
Douglas Sills, Christine Andreas and Terrence Mann in The Scarlet Pimpernel
64-65
1
Anthony Arkin, Alan Arkin, Jeannie Berlin and Elaine May in Power Plays
66-67
1
Rosie O'Donnell
68
1
Patti LuPone and Peter Riegert in The Old Neighborhood, Anthony LaPaglia and Allison Janney in A View From the Bridge, Geraldine McEwan and Richard Briers in The Chairs, Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley in Side Show, Natasha Richardson and Alan Cumming in Cabaret, Anna Manahan and Marie Mullen in The Beauty Queen of Leenane
68-69
1
Julie Harris and Christopher Plummer
70
1
Christiane Noll, Robert Cuccioli and Linda Eder in Jekyll & Hyde
70
1
THE PRIZEWINNING PLAYS: SYNOPSES AND EXCERPTS
71
112
How I Learned to Drive
73
2
Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde
75
20
The Lion King
95
15
Pride's Crossing
110
25
Ragtime
135
17
The Beauty Queen of Leenane
152
16
Art
168
15
PLAYS PRODUCED IN NEW YORK
183
94
Plays Produced on Broadway
185
37
Plays Produced Off Broadway
222
39
Cast Replacements and Touring Companies
261
16
THE SEASON OFF OFF BROADWAY
277
38
Off Off Broadway
279
7
Mel Gussow
Plays Produced Off Off Broadway
286
29
THE SEASON AROUND THE UNITED STATES
315
76
Outstanding New Plays Cited by American Theater Critics Association
317
32
A Directory of New-Play Productions
349
42
FACTS AND FIGURES
391
54
Long Runs on Broadway
393
3
Long Runs Off Broadway
396
2
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards
398
4
Pulitzer Prize Winners
402
1
The Tony Awards
403
3
The Lucille Lortel Awards
406
2
ATCA Citations and Awards
408
1
Additional Prizes and Awards
408
6
Theater Hall of Fame
414
3
Margo Jones Citizen of the Theater Medal
417
1
1996-1997 Publication of Recently Produced Plays
418
2
Necrology
420
3
The Best Plays, 1894-1996 and the Major Prizewinners, 1997
423
22
INDEX
445