The administrative committee of the Antoinette Perry Awards has scheduled a 3 PM April 30 meeting to rule on the eligibility of several late-opening shows, and to decide on possible Special Awards.
Tony Awards spokesman Kevin Rehac said the committee will act on the following items:
* Deciding categories for which the following shows will be eligible: The Chairs, Golden Child, Wait Until Dark, The Herbal Bed, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Honour and High Society.
* Deciding whether there will be a single Best Revival category, or if the category will be split this year between Best Revival of a Play and Best Revival of a Musical.
* Choosing which resident company will win the Tony for outstanding regional theatre. * Deciding whether there will be any special Tonys given this year, for lifetime achievement or other extraordinary effort.
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) 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, ** Eligibility status to be determined.
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 (**) 4/1/98 John Golden Theate
Golden Child (**) 4/2/98 Longacre Theatre
Wait Until Dark (**) 4/5/98 Brooks Atkinson
The Herbal Bed (**) 4/16/98 Eugene O'Neill
The Beauty Queen of Leenane 4/22/98 Walter Kerr Theatre
Honour (**) 4/26198 Belasco Theatre
High Society (**) 4/27/98 St. James Theatre
The Judas Kiss (**) 4/29/98 Broadhurst Theatre
-- By Robert Viagas