Can’t make it to Broadway? Come to the Library

The Tony Awards nominations were announced a short while ago. While you can’t see the performances here, you can come pretty close. For example, Two of the nominees for Best Play are based upon a book. Why not read one? Click on “read more” to see some of the ways you can enjoy Broadway at home. 

Each of the links below will take you to the WLS catalog where you can put holds on items that interest you.

Best Play

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, by Simon Stephens is based upon a book of the same name by Mark Haddon. Besides the regular old print for reading, you can listen to it, download it to listen to, download it to read, read it in large print. You can even read it in Japanese.
  • Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel and Mike Poulton is derived from Mantel’s Booker Prize winner. It is available in all the formats as Haddon’s book except that, instead of Japanese, you’ll have to settle for a DVD of a Masterpiece Theater Production.
  • Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar. Read the play itself.
  • Hand to God, by Robert Askins… Er, um, we’ll wait and see if it wins a Tony.

Best Musical

Best Revival

Best Revival of a Musical

These are only some of the Tony Award categories. You can do creative catalog searches on your own. For example, one way to check out someone’s acting chops is to listen to them read a book. Just put their name and the word “audiobook” in the search box and see what comes up. For example, Bill Nighy reads the downloadable audiobook of Ian Fleming’s Moonraker, the cd audiobook Clapton, the autobiography, and appears in a performance of The Merchant of Venice. What range!