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    With All the Way expected to lead the Emmy nominations next month and Fences (finally arriving after three decades of waiting) due during the upcoming Oscar season, what do you see as the next Tony Award acclaimed play deserving to be filmed?

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    Andrew Carden
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    I’d be down for…

    Casa Valentina
    The Coast of Utopia
    King Hedley II
    Take Me Out
    The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife

    OSCAR FLASHBACK: Best Original Song (1967) – Burt Bacharach vs. Baloo the Bear: The Ultimate Showdown

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    renandroide
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    I’m really curious about Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike, The curious incident of the dog in the night time and The Humans. Luckily, HBO will probably be adapting one of them, like they did with The Normal Heart.

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    vinny
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    These are the 7 I hope get made into movies soon:
    1)Other Desert Cities
    2)Dividing the Estate
    3)The Testament of Mary
    4)Not About Nightingales
    5)The Father (but only if Frank Langella is in it)
    6)Eclipsed
    7)The Humans

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    Alex Meyer
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    The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime could be a real Oscar contender if it were turned into a movie.

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    OnTheAisle
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    I’d be down for…
    Take Me Out

    I am surprised that this winner for Best Play has not adapted and filmed. Each time I’ve seen a production, the play seems stage bound and needs an actual ball field, locker room, and the other settings. Concerns about the rampant full frontal male nudity could be addressed with careful blocking and camera placement.

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    SamEckmann
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    I don’t think I would want to see a film version of Curious Incident. The inherent theatricality of that show is part of what made it so special and unique. Just like War Horse before it, I’m unsure a film could find a way to replicate that type of magic.

    The Humans would be a great candidate. Though translating the finale to film and keeping the same impact would prove difficult. It needs a really smart film director.

    I’m also surprised Take Me Out hasn’t had a film adaptation. It would easily translate and expand to fill the medium. And @ontheaisle, forget careful blocking and just bring on the nudity! 😉

    Other prime film candidates: Eclipsed, King Hedley II, Alan Cumming’s Macbeth

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    My first thought was Eclipsed as well, but that’s probably because it was the most recent play I saw. But with Danai’s name and Lupita’s star power I could see it happening, for sure. I agree that I don’t see Curious Incident translating well, the power in that piece was in the theatric-specific elements, although that’s not saying a genius director couldn’t find something to do with it. It just sounds like a tough sell to me.

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    Clybourne Park
    Good People
    The Humans
    Jerusalem
    Lucky Guy
    Red

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    OnTheAisle
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    Good People

    Great call!

    Hey, Oprah. This would be a terrific vehicle for Viola Davis on OWN.

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    “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife”
    “Red”
    “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”
    “One Man, Two Guvnors”
    “Disgraced”

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    I think Disgraced could make a really compelling film and could be opened up fairly easily. Same with Clybourne Park.

    I struggle with Curious Incident–it was one of my favorite theatrical experiences of all time, but I am very doubtful it would adapt well to film. The things that made it so novel on stage–the quick and frequent scene changes and the total use of theatrical techniques to take us into the mind of this character–I fear would either not translate to film or become pedestrian in that medium.

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    Alex Meyer
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    I don’t think I would want to see a film version of Curious Incident. The inherent theatricality of that show is part of what made it so special and unique. Just like War Horse before it, I’m unsure a film could find a way to replicate that type of magic.

    The Humans would be a great candidate. Though translating the finale to film and keeping the same impact would prove difficult. It needs a really smart film director.

    I’m also surprised Take Me Out hasn’t had a film adaptation. It would easily translate and expand to fill the medium. And @ontheaisle, forget careful blocking and just bring on the nudity! ????

    Other prime film candidates: Eclipsed, King Hedley II, Alan Cumming’s Macbeth

    I really liked the film version of War Horse. Granted, I didn’t see the play, but the film was really good. It was my #2 best of 2011. I heard though, the film followed the original novel more than it did the play. But I’d say it’s a great Steven Spielberg war film for people to watch who are too young or too sensitive to sit through Saving Private Ryan.

    I plan on seeing The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime Tour (my city is it’s first stop!) so we’ll see if I agree with you there once I see it.

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