New York, NY (PRWEB) June 14, 2010
ZAPmedia, leading publisher of under-reported historical fiction™, is celebrating the 64th annual Tony Awards by recognizing the productions and people that have shaped the world of Broadway and put American live theatre on the world stage.
Since 1947, the Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, also known as the Tony Awards, have recognized achievement in live American theatre. Presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League, the Tony Awards are considered among the highest theatre honors in the world, recognizing actors, directors, choreographers and designers.
"The year 1939 was considered by many the best year of American theatre," said Dr. Paula Phelan. "Seventy years later, classic plays from that year are still being produced including Arsenic and Old Lace, The Iceman Cometh, The Little Foxes, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Morning's at Seven, Mother Courage, the Philadelphia Story, The Time of Your Life and this year on Broadway - Present Laughter with Victor Garber."
A historical fiction novel by award-winning author Dr. Paula Phelan, 1939 - Into the Dark explores this pivotal year that culminated in the artistic climax of the twentieth century. The novel follows the lives of historical playwrights such as Lillian Hellman, Clifford Odets, William Saroyan and Thornton Wilder throughout the events of 1939, while a fictional critic writes reviews on the year's landmark theatrical performances.
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