All still-running Broadway productions that opened in a prior season would be eligible for this new category. Those actors eligible must be playing in roles that were eligible in the Best Performance category in the season the show first opened.
The Committee also discussed the eligibility of the five shows that have opened so far this season: After the Night and the Music, The Constant Wife, Primo, The Blonde in the Thunderbird and Lennon. The one eligibility decision announced concerned the short-lived Suzanne Somers show, The Blonde in the Thunderbird. That production will be eligible for nomination in the Special Theatrical Event category. All other decisions were consistent with the opening night credits.
The Administration Committee will meet three more times during the current season. The cut-off date for Tony eligibility for the current season is May 10.
The 2006 Tony Awards will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on CBS-TV on June 11, 2006.
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