The Best Theater Of 2011: 'The Book Of Mormon,' 'War Horse,' And Some Not So Usual Suspects (VIDEO)

12/19/2011 04:04 pm ET | Updated Dec 19, 2011

NEW YORK (Associated Press) -- As 2011 dawned, a new crackerjack Jon Robin Baitz play was opening off-Broadway and a rowdy Spider-Man was getting bad press on Broadway. A year later, that crackerjack Baitz play is now on Broadway and "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has (gasp!) turned into a respectable tenant, making its rent each month, not injuring people, keeping the noise down.

But only one of those shows made our Top 10 list of the best in theater in 2011: