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The 8 Top Theatre News Stories of 2017

The stories and news-making milestones every theatre fan should remember from this past year.

Top 8 Theatre Stories of 2017

Many of the same stories that were writ large across America also came home to roost on stages and backstages of American theatre. While it was certainly a year people still craved news about Hamilton and newcomer Dear Evan Hansen, other trends and narratives took their places in stage headlines. These are the eight most impactful stories and buzzed-about topics in theatre from the year 2017:

Women artists made important strides on Broadway this year; not just as actors, but by pulling the levers of power as producers, directors, and writers as well.

Lynn Nottage became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for a second time. She won for her play Sweat, about the testing of friendships among a group of blue-collar workers when their company begins layoffs. Nottage had won the prestigious accolade in 2009 for her play Ruined, about women trying to survive amid the chaos of civil war in Africa’s Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Click here for the full article published by Robert Viagas on December 27, 2017.