Tony Rulings: Utopia Will Be Considered As One Play

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The Tony Administration Committee assembled for the fourth time during the 2006-2007 theatre season April 12. The Committee discussed the eligibility of four Broadway shows.
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The shows discussed at the afternoon meeting included Translations, Journey's End, Prelude to a Kiss and the three parts of Tom Stoppard's Coast of Utopia. The rulings follow:

All three parts of Tom Stoppard's Coast of Utopia trilogy — Voyage, Shipwreck and Salvage — will be considered as one play in the Best Play category. In that show at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, Brían F. O'Byrne will be eligible for nomination in the Leading Actor in a Play category.

Both Jefferson Mays (Journey's End) and John Mahoney (Prelude to a Kiss) will be eligible for nomination in the Best Featured Actor in a Play category.

All other decisions were consistent with the opening-night credits. That is, only actors whose names appear above the title are eligible for nomination in the Leading Actor/Actress categories. Producers must petition the Administration Committee in order to change actors' eligibility status.

The Tony Awards Administration Committee, according to the official Tony Award website, "is comprised of 24 members, of whom 10 are designated by the Wing, 10 by the League, and one each by the Dramatists Guild, Actors' Equity Association, United Scenic Artists, and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers." The Committee will meet one additional time this season.

As previously announced, the 61st Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards — saluting the best of the Broadway theatre season — will be presented June 10 at Radio City Music Hall.

Nominations for the 2007 Tony Awards will be announced May 15. The cut-off date for eligibility for the 2006-2007 theatre season is May 9.

The Tony Awards are presented by Tony Award Productions, a joint venture of the League of American Theatres and Producers and the American Theatre Wing. Visit www.tonyawards.com for more information.

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