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April 12, 2010

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Scott Walters

I'll bite -- why?

SashaNaomi

Yeah, I read that a few days ago, and even though I haven't been seeing jack, I thought, huh? To Healy's credit, the board did override the jury. "Next to Normal" wasn't even a nominee. So, you never know.
The Pulitzer peeps like stuff about American life. I'm guessing that's why Healy chose what he did. I have to be honest, I haven't seen "Next to Normal" because it looks cheesy, but I suspect the actual book for the musical might be pretty damn good. I have a feeling, or at least I hope, that the Pulitzer committee is filled with sharp people who understand the difference between the script of a play and the production of a play. Most agents can't tell the difference, (God, I saw that all the time working at a lit. agency. All the agents want to do is SEE the show rather than read the damn thing.), and neither can a a lot of reviewers.

SashaNaomi

Oh, and the other thing is that Healy was picking them like he was picking the Tony's. There's a lot of marketing and bribing by production companies to win a Tony. They send packages with t-shirts and all sorts of nonsense to voters. With the Pulitzer, you just mail in the form.
http://www.pulitzer.org/files/entryforms/lentform10.pdf

SashaNaomi

Ok, just read the later posts. So maybe the committee is not filled with sharp people who know the difference between reading a play and seeing a play.

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