Experts predict ‘All the Way,’ ‘The Glass Menagerie’ to win play prizes at Tonys

Our Experts are split about which new work will win Best Play at the Tony Awards on June 8. Nominations for the 68th annual edition of these kudos will be announced on Tuesday (April 29). 

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

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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).

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Andy Humm (Gay USA) is backing the bid by “The Realistic Joneses,” a surrealistic suburban comedy by Will Eno.

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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. 

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Six of our Experts predict that “The Glass Menagerie” will finally break its Tonys curse and win Best Play Revival. They are: Geier, Lefkowitz, O’Neill, Sheehan, Strassler and Wong. 

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.

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And one pundit — Musto — foresees an upset by the Globe Theatre’s production of “Twelfth Night.” 

See how our Experts rank predictions in each category. See charts detailing their racetrack odds (click “More” within each category box to see extended data). Review contenders here and enter predictions here or start below with Best Play by using our easy drag-and-drop menu. 

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