UPDATED: Tony Rulings: One Man, Two Guvnors Is a New Play; Scores for Newsies, Streetcar, Guvnors Eligible
By Andrew Gans
The Tony Awards Administration Committee assembled for the fourth and final time during the 2011-12 season April 27.
The committee discussed the eligibility of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman; Once; Jesus Christ Superstar; Newsies; Gore Vidal’s The Best Man; End of the Rainbow; Evita; Magic/Bird; Peter and the Starcatcher; One Man, Two Guvnors; Clybourne Park; A Streetcar Named Desire; Ghost the Musical; The Lyons; Nice Work If You Can Get It; The Columnist; Don’t Dress for Dinner; and Leap of Faith.
Playbill.com has learned that the scores for Newsies, A Streetcar Named Desire, Gore Vidal's The Best Man and One Man, Two Guvnors will be eligible for nomination.
The London import One Man, Two Guvnors will be eligible in the Best Play category, while Don't Dress for Dinner will be eligible for nomination in the Best Revival of a Play category.
End of the Rainbow, about the final days of Judy Garland, will be eligible for nomination in the Best Play category. Another music-filled production, Peter and the Starcatcher, will also be eligible for nomination as a Best Play.
The set design for the acclaimed revival of Death of a Salesman, a re-creation of the original Tony Award-winning scenic design by Jo Mielziner, is not eligible for nomination, and the limited engagement of Shatner's World is not eligible for nomination in any category.
Other rulings follow:
Linda Emond and Andrew Garfield will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Featured Actress/Actor in a Play categories for their respective performances in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman.
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 is composed of 24 members: 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 Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.
This committee "determines eligibility for nominations in all awards categories, reviews the rules governing the awards, and appoints the Nominating Committee. It may, at its discretion, bestow non-competitive Tony Awards including Special Tony Awards, the Regional Theatre Tony Award, and the Isabelle Stevenson Award; as well as Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre."
The American Theatre Wing's 66th Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards will air on CBS on Sunday, June 10 from 8-11 PM (ET/PT).
The Tony Awards are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League.
For more information visit www.TonyAwards.com.
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