SUFFS Writer Shaina Taub Wins Best Book Of A Musical

Tony Awards

Suffs | Photo: Joan Marcus

Alex Mecklosky
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June 16, 2024 6:40 PM

You will know they were here. Shaina Taub has won the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for the incredible Suffs. The celebrated writer was honored at the 2024 Tony Awards on the stage of Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater in New York City. Taub beat out fellow nominees Adam Rapp and Justin Levine for The Outsiders, Rick Elice for Water for Elephants, Kristoffer Diaz for Hell's Kitchen, and Bekah Brunstetter for The Notebook. 

With book, music, and lyrics by Kleban Prize, Fred Ebb Award, Jonathan Larson Grant recipient, and now Tony Winner Shaina Taub, Suffs features direction by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman, and choreography by Mayte Natalio.

It’s 1913 and the women’s movement is heating up in America, anchored by the suffragists — “Suffs,” as they call themselves — and their relentless pursuit of the right to vote. Reaching across and against generational, racial, and class divides, these brilliant, flawed women entertain and inspire us with the story of their hard-won victory in an ongoing fight. So much has changed since the passing of the Nineteenth Amendment over a century ago, and yet we’re reminded sometimes we need to look back, in order to march fearlessly into the future.

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Alex Mecklosky

As a native New Yorker, Alex has always loved everything involving theatre. With a degree in Theatre and New Media from Marymount Manhattan College, Alex realized that, since he was not talented enough to be on Broadway, the next best thing would be to write about it!