The Admistrative Committee of the 1998 Antoinette Perry Awards met April 30 to make final decisions on eligibility for the June 7 awards. According to spokesman Kevin Rehac, its decisions included:
* Best Revival will be split into separate categories -- Best Revival of a Play and Best Revival of a Musical -- again this year.
* The Chairs will be eligible for Best Revival of a Play.
* There will be at least one Special Tony given this year. It/they will be announced with the nominees for the other categories May 4. See which people and institutions were proposed by Playbill On-Line members in our Special-Tony Poll.
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) May 4 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.
Forever Tango (M) 6/19/97 Marquis Theatre
1776 (M-R) 8/14/97 Gershwin 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 (P-R) 4/1/98 John Golden Theate
Golden Child (P) 4/2/98 Longacre Theatre
Wait Until Dark (P-R) 4/5/98 Brooks Atkinson
The Herbal Bed (P) 4/16/98 Eugene O'Neill
The Beauty Queen of Leenane (P) 4/22/98 Walter Kerr Theatre
Honour (P) 4/26198 Belasco Theatre
High Society (M) 4/27/98 St. James Theatre
The Judas Kiss (P) 4/29/98 Broadhurst Theatre