Tony Time: Nominations for Best Scenic Design of a Play (Photos)

Yesterday, Luner on Theatre brought you a look at the Tony nominated best scenic designs for this year’s musicals. There are many similarities and differences when it comes to scenic designing a musical versus a play. Much like their counterparts designing musicals, research, sketches and more all go into the pre-process before anything is ever executed and seen by the audience. All of the plays nominated this year for scenic design managed to keep their pieces intimate while also remembering just how big Broadway can be. From the 1920’s to an island in Europe, all of this year’s nominated designs were unique and special in their very own way when it came to story telling.  Today, Luner on Theatre brings you a first look at the Tony nominated best scenic designs for this year’s plays!


Es Devlin – Machinal


Beowulf Boritt – Act One


Bob Crowley – The Glass Menagerie


Christopher Oram – The Cripple of Inishmaan

All beautiful, aren’t they? All of this year’s scenic designs when it comes to plays are so simple yet still tell so much of a story from their design alone. Many of the scenic designers on Broadway don’t design simply plays versus musicals but most of the time, both. It is always interesting to see where they end up each season and even more interesting to see how their new work relates to what they have done previously. Visit Luner on Theatre’s Tony Time Page for all articles relating to this year’s Tony Awards Ceremony! For more information, visit The Tony Awards Official WebsiteAnd of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more! 


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