Tony Awards Administration Committee Rules on It's Only a Play, You Can't Take It With You, Singles Out Tony Yazbeck

Tony Awards   Tony Awards Administration Committee Rules on It's Only a Play, You Can't Take It With You, Singles Out Tony Yazbeck The Tony Awards administration committee met Nov. 13 for the first time this season to determine the eligibility for seven Broadway productions from the 2014-15 season, including Holler If Ya Hear Me, This Is Our Youth, Love Letters, You Can’t Take It With You, The Country House, It’s Only a Play and On the Town.
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The following determinations were made:

Saul Williams will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for Holler If Ya Hear Me.

This Is Our Youth will be considered eligible in the Best Revival of a Play category.

Tavi Gevinson will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play category for This Is Our Youth.

James Earl Jones, Byron Jennings, Patrick Kerr, Fran Kranz, Mark Linn-Baker and Reg Rogers will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play category for You Can’t Take It With You. Rose Byrne, Annaleigh Ashford, Johanna Day, Julie Halston, Kristine Nielsen and Elizabeth Ashley will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play category for You Can’t Take It With You.

Blythe Danner will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play category for The Country House.

It’s Only a Play will be considered eligible in the Best Revival of a Play category.

F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Rupert Grint and Micah Stock will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play category for It’s Only a Play.

Stockard Channing and Megan Mullally will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play category for It’s Only a Play.

Tony Yazbeck will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for On the Town.

All other eligibility determinations were consistent with the show’s opening night credits.

The 2015 Tony Awards will be broadcast live June 7 from Radio City Music Hall. The official eligibility cut-off date will be April 23, 2015, for all Broadway productions opening in the 2014-2015 season. Nominations be announced April 28, 2015, from New York City.

The Tony Awards Administration Committee features 24 members, ten designated by the American Theatre Wing, ten by the Broadway League, and one each by the Dramatists Guild, Actors' Equity Association, United Scenic Artists and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

This committee, according to the Tony Awards, "determines eligibility for nominations in all awards categories and reviews the rules governing the awards. It may, at its discretion, bestow non-competitive Tony Awards including Special Tony Awards, the Regional Theatre Tony Award, and the Isabelle Stevenson Award; as well as Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre."

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