|Drama Desk Award |
for Outstanding Play
|Awarded for||Outstanding Play|
|Presented by||Drama Desk|
|Currently held by||The Ferryman (2019)|
The Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play is an annual award presented by Drama Desk in recognition of achievements in the theatre among Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway productions. The award was initially introduced in 1955 as the Vernon Rice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre, before being removed from the ceremony between 1960 and 1974. The award later returned in the 1975 ceremony, with its current title.
Winners and nominees
|Le Bal des Voleurs||Jean Anouilh|
|The Merchant of Venice||William Shakespeare|
|Twelfth Night||William Shakespeare|
|The Way of the World||William Congreve|
|The White Devil||John Webster|
|The Iceman Cometh||Eugene O'Neill|
- "Drama Desk Award for Play". Internet Broadway Database. 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-21.