The Last 20 Years of Best Play Tony Award Winners: A By The Numbers Infographic.

One of my most popular posts of the last couple years is a post with just a few words and a whole lot of numbers.

In 2014, we dove into the deep end of the data pool and put together an infographic based on the trends associated with the last twenty years of Best Musical Tony Award Winners.

But for some reason, we never did plays.

I guess I’ve got some deep rooted prejudices against our non-musical productions that I didn’t even know about.  So, as part of my therapy to rid myself of whatever deep rooted issues I have that prevent me from treating plays as equally as I treat musicals, today I present to you an infographic:  20 Years of Best Play Tony Award Winners.

As with all of our infographics, there are some things that will make you go, “Duh, of course that’s the way it is,” and some others that will make you go, “Holy @#$%.”

And that’s why we look at this stuff.  To help us learn what has worked to better our chances of success . . . and to learn what we want to change.

Enjoy the numbers!

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