Tony Awards Determine Eligibility for First Shows of the 2018–2019 Season

Tony Awards   Tony Awards Determine Eligibility for First Shows of the 2018–2019 Season
 
Among the productions discussed were Pretty Woman and The Boys in the Band.
<i>Pretty Woman </i>and <i>The Boys in the Band</i>
Pretty Woman and The Boys in the Band Matthew Murphy/Joan Marcus

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met October 18 to determine the eligibility of the first seven Broadway productions to open in the 2018–2019 season. This marked the first eligibility meeting for the 73rd annual ceremony; the Committee will convene three more times throughout the season.

Read: DATE SET FOR 2019 TONY AWARDS

The productions discussed were The Boys in the Band, Straight White Men, Head Over Heels, Gettin’ the Band Back Together, Pretty Woman, Bernhardt/Hamlet, and The Nap.

The Committee made the following determinations:

The Boys in the Band will be considered eligible in the Best Revival of a Play category.

Jim Parsons will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his performance in The Boys in the Band.

Julian Crouch and Andrew Lazarow will be considered jointly eligible in the category of Best Scenic Design of a Musical for their work on Head Over Heels.

Mitchell Jarvis will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for his performance in Gettin’ the Band Back Together.

Samantha Barks and Andy Karl will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress/Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical categories for their respective performances in Pretty Woman: The Musical.

Dylan Baker and Jason Butler Harner will each be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play category for their performances in Berndardt/Hamlet.

All other eligibility rulings were consistent with the productions’ opening night billing.

As previously announced, the 2019 Tony Awards will take place June 9 at Radio City Music Hall. Nominations will be announced April 30.

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