The Winslow Boy Ticket Giveaway Contest

The Winslow BoyUpdate: Joe Buz won the random drawing.

Win two free tickets to see The Winslow Boy, a well-reviewed play currently on Broadway about the true story of a father who fought to clear his son’s name, and the effect it had on his family. In my review of The Winslow Boy, I called it “a satisfying old-fashioned play by Terence Rattigan that Roundabout has revived on Broadway for the first time since its 1947 debut, with a first-rate cast led by Roger Rees.”
The Winslow Boy is playing until December 1 at American Airlines Theater on 42nd Street.

To enter the contest, please answer the following question:

What real-life story of an injustice righted would you like to see dramatized on stage?


What was your favorite stage dramatization of a real-life story? 

Please put your answer in the comments at the bottom of this blog post, because the winner will be chosen through based on the order of your reply, not its content.

But you must answer one of the questions, or your entry will not be approved for submission.
2. Please include in your answer your Twitter name and follow my Twitter feed at @NewYorkTheater so that I can send you a direct message. (If you don’t have a Twitter name, create one. It’s free.)
3. This contest ends Monday, November 18, 2013 at midnight Eastern Time, and I will make the drawing no later than noon the next day. You must respond to my direct message on Twitter within 24 hours or I will choose another winner.
You must also be in New York able to attend one of the eligible performances from now until December 1, 2013.
(Since I’m choosing by the order in which you submit, please do not write me more than once. Make sure you have all the requirements — such as your Twitter name — before submitting. All submissions have to be approved, so you won’t necessarily see your entry right away: Please be patient.)

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Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

12 thoughts on “The Winslow Boy Ticket Giveaway Contest

  1. What was your favorite stage dramatization of a real-life story?

    I am partial to Goodrich and Hackett’s Diary of Anne Frank. Like many of my favorite shows, I am very impressed when a production can essentially tell me what happens at the end and still totally engage me in it’s entirety. I also relish in the value of smaller moments within a text, instead of investing itself completely within high priority moments.

  2. Stephen Soderbergh’s Tot Mom about the media hysteria around the Casey Anthony investigation. It excellently portrayed how bizarre and creepy society’s obsession with the investigation was.

    – @TheGigi

  3. The Capeman by Paul Simon and Derrick Walcott. A musical based on on the life of convicted murderer Salvador Agron and much under appreciated.

  4. My favorite stage dramatization would have to be The Crucible. I enjoy Arthur Miller’s Brechtian style of using a disconnected setting to showcase issues with modern politics.
    – @derstephen

  5. @lavesq I’d like to see Nelson Mandela’s life. Madiba is the perfect name as it is his nickname in South Africa, a term of endearment. The wrongful imprisonment then his rise to leader of unified nation has all the elements of drama, intrigue and plot to keep the audience at the edge of their seat. South African music as well as the use of the poem invictus “I am the master of my fate” can add to a musical element though a play is probably the most respectful way to go.

  6. The Elephant Man is my favorite stage dramatization of a real-life story. I enjoy that the actor that plays Merrick does not use any make up to portray the deformity, letting the audience create their own image of Merrick.


  7. I’d honestly be interested in seeing a dramatization of the events leading up to the march on washington. There may be one out there that I haven’t heard of, but nonetheless I would be thrilled to see something like it staged.


  8. What real-life story of an injustice righted would you like to see dramatized on stage? I’d like to see the stories of those who lost their lives and/or are still suffering when their health was compromised in the aftermath of 911. Those who helped and later on didn’t get the help or services they themselves needed.


  9. I would like to see on stage the story of Operation Greylord involving judicial corruption and judges who accepted briberies to fix murder trials. @mymusicboxes

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