Tony Committee Meets April 30 To Rule on Eligibility, Pick Special Awards

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The administrative committee of the Antoinette Perry Awards has scheduled a 3 PM April 30 meeting to rule on the eligibility of several late-opening shows, and to decide on possible Special Awards.

The administrative committee of the Antoinette Perry Awards has scheduled a 3 PM April 30 meeting to rule on the eligibility of several late-opening shows, and to decide on possible Special Awards.

Tony Awards spokesman Kevin Rehac said the committee will act on the following items:

* Deciding categories for which the following shows will be eligible: The Chairs, Golden Child, Wait Until Dark, The Herbal Bed, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Honour and High Society.

* Deciding whether there will be a single Best Revival category, or if the category will be split this year between Best Revival of a Play and Best Revival of a Musical.

* Choosing which resident company will win the Tony for outstanding regional theatre. * Deciding whether there will be any special Tonys given this year, for lifetime achievement or other extraordinary effort.

Winners in the Best Regional Theatre and Special Tony categories will be announced May 4. The Tony committee is scheduled to convene Sunday, May 3, to pick nominees for the 1998 Tony Awards. The nominees will be announced May 4. Be sure to log in to Playbill On-Line after 9 AM (ET) to learn the nominees. The Tony Awards are scheduled to be given Sunday, June 7, in a ceremony being broadcast on PBS and CBS-TV from Radio City Music Hall in New York. Rosie O'Donnell will host.

Here is the complete list of shows that opened on Broadway during the 1997-98 season, and their eligibility status for the 1998 Tony Awards.

The list includes opening date, closing date where applicable, and the theatre in which the show opened. Abbreviations: M = Musical, P = Play, R = Revival, # = Ineligible, ** Eligibility status to be determined.

Forever Tango (M) 6/19/97 Marquis Theatre

1776 (M-R) 8/14/97 Gershwin Theate

Side Show (M) 10/16/97 to 1/3/98 Richard Rodgers Theate

The Cherry Orchard (P-R-#) 10/30/97 to 11/9/97 Martin Beck Theatre

Triumph of Love (M) 10/23/97 to 1/4/98 Royale Theater

Proposals (P) ll/06/97 to 1/11/98 Broadhurst Theate

The Scarlet Pimpernel (M) 11/9/97 Minskoff Theatre

Jackie (P) 11/10/97 to 3/1/98 Belasco Theatre

The Lion King (M) 11/13/97 New Amsterdam Theatre

The Old Neighborhood (P) 11/19/97 Booth Theatre

Ivanov (P-R) 11/20/97 to 1/4/98 Vivian Beaumont Theatre

Street Comer Symphony (M) 11/24/97 to 2/1/98 Brooks Atkinson Theatre

The Diary of Anne Frank< (P-R) 12/4/97 Music Box Theatre

The Sunshine Boys (P-R) 12/8/97 Lyceurn Theatre

A View from the Bridge (P-R) 12/14/97 Neil Simon Theate

Ragtime: The Musical (M) l/18/98 Ford Center for Perf. Arts

The Capeman (M) 1/29/98 to 3/28/98 Marquis Theatre

Freak (P) 2/11/98 Cort Theatre

Art (P) 3/11/98 Royale Theatre

The Sound of Music (M-R) 3/12/98 Martin Beck Theatre

Ah, Wilderness! (P-R) 3/18/98 Vivian Beaumont

Cabaret (M-R) 3/19/98 "Kit Kat Klub"

The Deep Blue Sea (P-R) 3126/98 Roundabout Theatre

The Chairs (**) 4/1/98 John Golden Theate

Golden Child (**) 4/2/98 Longacre Theatre

Wait Until Dark (**) 4/5/98 Brooks Atkinson

The Herbal Bed (**) 4/16/98 Eugene O'Neill

The Beauty Queen of Leenane 4/22/98 Walter Kerr Theatre

Honour (**) 4/26198 Belasco Theatre

High Society (**) 4/27/98 St. James Theatre

The Judas Kiss (**) 4/29/98 Broadhurst Theatre

-- By Robert Viagas

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