Nine of our dozen Experts are predicting that “All the Way” will go the distance. This political drama is a revisiting by Richard Schenkkan of the first year in the presidency of Lyndon Johnson.
Predicting it to prevail on Tonys night are: Martin Denton (NY Theatre), Roger Friedman (Showbiz 411), Thom Geier (EW), Michael Musto (Village Voice), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), David Sheward (Back Stage), Doug Strassler (NY Press) and Wayman Wong (NY Daily News).
Andy Humm (Gay USA) is backing the bid by “The Realistic Joneses,” a surrealistic suburban comedy by Will Eno.
Andy Lefkowitz (Theatermania) likes the looks of “Casa Valentina,” a tender drama about cross-dressers in the 1950s that marks a return to the rialto for four-time Tony champ Harvey Fierstein.
And Matt Windman (amNY) favors “Mothers and Sons,” a searing drama from Tony winner Terrence McNally that examines the lives of those affected by the AIDS crisis.
Five favor “A Raisin in the Sun,” which contended for this prize back in 2004. Those expecting it to win this time around are: Friedman, Geier, Humm, Sheward and Windman.
And one pundit — Musto — foresees an upset by the Globe Theatre’s production of “Twelfth Night.”
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