Martin McDonagh
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Martin McDonagh
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Grey Gardens, History Boys, and The Lieutenant of Inishmore are among the works chosen for coverage in The Best Plays of 2005-2006 yearbook, due out in 2007 from Limelight Editions. This edition of the annual chronicle -- the 87th of its kind -- will include essays on these plays by notable journalists and theater professionals.

The selections encompass plays (and one musical) that opened on or Off- Broadway during the 2005-2006 season; they were made by editor Jeffrey Eric Jenkins in consultation with the yearbook's editorial board, including Robert Brustein, Tish Dace, Christine Dolen, Robert Hurwitt, John Istel, Chris Jones, Julius Novick, Michael Phillips, Christopher Rawson, Alisa Solomon, Jeffrey Sweet, Linda Winer, and TheaterMania contributor Charles Wright.

Following is a complete list of the chosen plays and essayists:


Grey Gardens, by Doug Wright, Scott Frankel and Michael Korie; essay by Michael Feingold

The History Boys, by Alan Bennett; essay by Charles McNulty

In the Continuum, by Danai Gurira and Nikkole Salter; essay by Anne Marie Welsh

The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow, by Rolin Jones; essay by Charles Wright

The Lieutenant of Inishmore, by Martin McDonagh; essay by John Istel

Rabbit Hole, by David Lindsay-Abaire; essay by Michael Sommers

Red Light Winter, by Adam Rapp; essay by Chris Jones

Shining City, by Conor McPherson; essay by David Cote

Stuff Happens, by David Hare; essay by Misha Berson

Third, by Wendy Wasserstein; essay by Anne Cattaneo