Appropriate Wins Best Revival of a Play at 2024 Tony Awards | Playbill

Tony Awards Appropriate Wins Best Revival of a Play at 2024 Tony Awards

Lila Neugebauer directed the Branden Jacobs-Jenkins play, which continues its run at the Belasco.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Heather Gershonowitz

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Appropriate was named Best Revival of a Play at The 77th Annual Tony Awards, held at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater June 16.

Although Jacobs-Jenkins' acclaimed family drama has never been seen on Broadway before, the 11-year-old play was deemed eligible in the Revival of a Play category, having previously enjoyed numerous productions around the country and internationally. This is Jacobs-Jenkins' first Tony and his first play on Broadway, although he contributed additional material to the 2022 revival of The Skin of Our Teeth.

In his acceptance speech, Jacobs-Jenkins spoke to the other nominated play revivals of the season. "I'm gonna be honest, I really want to share my small part of this big award with ... [Purlie Victorious playwright] Ossie Davis, [and] his family, because the truth is without Ossie Davis, I wouldn't be here," Jacobs-Jenkins said. "Without Purlie VictoriousAppropriate would not be here. I know people come up here and say it all the time, but it's true. If you guys want this, we can figure out an arrangement of custody. He can haunt my bedroom. I don't care. Tell me the secrets. And for those of you worried about [An Enemy of the People playwright] Henrik Ibsen, he's been dead for over 100 years and he's already won this twice. Thank you guys so much."

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Appropriate centers on a white family who, while closing out the estate of their late father, discover some disturbing artifacts that force them to confront their family's past. The play was previously produced in 2014 Off-Broadway at Signature Theatre.

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Directed by Tony nominee Lila Neugebauer, Appropriate originally opened at the Hayes Theater December 18, 2023, continuing through March 3. Performances resumed March 25 at the Belasco, and the Second Stage production was recently extended for a final time through June 30. Read the reviews here.

Almost all of the original Broadway cast has continued with the transfer, including Sarah Paulson, Corey Stoll, Michael Esper, Natalie Gold, Graham Campbell, Alyssa Emily Marvin, Lincoln Cohen, and Everett Sobers. Ella Beatty assumed the role of River from original cast member Elle Fanning.

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