This marks the first time since 1994 that four American plays are in contention. And three of these productions mark the Broadway debut of the playwright.
In his Pulitzer Prize winner "Clybourne Park," Bruce Norris borrows elements from "A Raisin in the Sun to explore race relations and gentrification in the changing face of a Chicago neighborhood.
After two decades of success off-Broadway, Jon Robin Baitz made it to the rialto with "Other Desert Cities." This wry domestic drama pits a returning liberal daughter against her conservative parents who balk when she threatens to expose a long-held secret.
Rick Elice adapted the 2004 children's bestseller "Peter and the Starcatcher" by Dave Barry and Ridely Pearson for the stage. This tale imagines what life was like for Peter Pan long before he met Wendy and the rest of the Darlings.
David Ives has been to Broadway before with adaptations of a play ("Is He Dead?") and a film musical ("White Christmas"). This time around, he returns with an original piece -- "Venus in Fur" -- which explores sexual politics between a theater director and an actress auditioning for him.