Tony Committee Splits Revival Category; Chairs a Revival

Tony Awards   Tony Committee Splits Revival Category; Chairs a Revival 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:

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.

* Though High Society is eligible for Best Musical, its score of Cole Porter standards and trunk songs will not be eligible for Best Score, despite considerable new lyrics by Susan Birkenhead.

* 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

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 (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

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