Cut-off Date for Tony Eligibility Remains Undecided

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The cut-off date for Tony eligibility for the 2010-2011 Broadway season — the final day a production can open and still be eligible for Tony nominations — has yet to be decided, although the choice has been narrowed to two April dates.

According to the New York Times, Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the Broadway League, sent an e-mail Aug. 31, which read, in part: "It has come to my attention that there are many rumors surrounding the official Tony eligibility cut-off date.

"I realize that you were told that we'd have a definitive answer by end of August, but due to unusual circumstances beyond our control, we are still in the midst of determining whether the cut-off date will be April 21 or April 28, 2011.

"Please know that we will let you know immediately, as soon as the date has been determined."

Via a spokesperson, St. Martin told the Times, "As always, the moment the official Tony eligibility cut-off date is determined, the press agents are informed immediately. We promised an answer by end of August, because that's usually when we confirm the date of the Tony Awards. As everyone knows, we are currently in the process of selecting a new site for this year's Tony Awards. Until the venue is confirmed, the dates are still to be determined."

* The 2011 American Theatre Wing's Tonys Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. At The Broadway League, Paul Libin is chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is executive director. At the American Theatre Wing, Theodore S. Chapin is chairman and Howard Sherman is executive director.

For Tony Award Productions, Alan Wasser and Allan Williams of Alan Wasser Associates are the general managers. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment are executive producers of the 2011 Tony Awards. Weiss will also serve as director of the 2011 Tony Awards.

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