New Plays in Production

Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards:

2016 Tony Award Nominations:



Bright Star

2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama:


2014 Tony Award Nominations:

All the Way (winner)

Casa Valentina

Outside Mullingar

2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama:

The Flick

2013 Tony Award Winner:

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama:

Water by the Spoonful

2011 Tony Award Nominations:

Good People

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama:

Next to Normal

Pulitzer Prize Finalists:

The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Diety

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

Rapture, Blister, Burn

In the Next Room (or the vibrator play)

Over the last nine years, the Edgerton Foundation has supported an extended rehearsal process for 272 world premiere productions. Through this support, many plays have scheduled numerous subsequent productions, with 18 making it to Broadway and All the Way winning two Tony Awards in 2014. Nine plays have been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, with Next to Normal winning in 2010, Water by the Spoonful in 2012, The Flick winning in 2014, and Hamilton winning in 2016.

We hope these profiles will provide insight into each theatre's reasons for producing these plays, and encourage future productions. Information is available online for the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Round 1 and Round 2, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Edgerton Foundation grantees.

Piloted in 2006 with the Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, the Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards give plays in development extended rehearsal period for the entire creative team, including the playwrights. The program launched nationally in 2007 and has awarded grants to non-profit theatres for 272 new plays to date. The Edgerton Foundation was awarded the 2011 TCG National Funder Award.

Theatres with a strong and consistent track record of producing new work are invited to submit letters of inquiry to A panel of readers reviews the plays and one-time grants (ranging from $5,000 - $75,000) are awarded.

Plays that have been seen in New York include the following:

Broadway Productions after Regional Productions:

  • 13
  • 33 Variations (Tony nomination)
  • Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Pulitzer finalist, Tony nomination)
  • Bright Star (Tony nomination)
  • Bronx Bombers
  • Chinglish
  • Curtains (Tony nomination)
  • Eclipsed (Tony nomination)
  • Hamilton (Tony nomination, 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama)
  • In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) (Pulitzer finalist, Tony nomination)
  • Next To Normal (Pulitzer winner, Tony nomination)
  • Time Stands Still (Tony nomination)
  • Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (2013 Tony Award for Best Play)
  • All the Way (Tony winner)

Broadway World Premieres:

  • Free Man of Color (Pulitzer finalist)
  • Good People (Tony nomination)
  • Casa Valentina
  • Outside Mullingar
  • Lost Lake

Off Broadway Productions after Regional Productions:

  • Back, Back, Back,
  • The Brother/Sister Plays
  • Completeness
  • Chinglish
  • Dear Eevan Harris
  • The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Diety (Pulitzer finalist)
  • Equivocation
  • Indecent
  • Restoration
  • Water by the Spoonful (Pulitzer winner, 2012)
  • Wittenberg
  • Vietgone

Off Broadway World Premieres:

  • Break of Noon
  • By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
  • Burnt Part Boys
  • Farragut North
  • A Funny Thing Happened...
  • Grand Manner
  • Kin
  • King Liz
  • In Transit
  • Rapture, Blister, Burn (Pulitzer finalist)
  • Ripcord
  • This