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  • Tony Ruiz
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    Ricky Martin, the above the title star of Evita, has been placed in the Featured Actor category alongside co-star Michael Cerveris.  This surely throws a wrench into the Featured Actor Category.

    http://playbill.com/news/article/165384-Tony-Rulings-18-Productions-Discussed-Including-Ghost-Streetcar-Newsies-Superstar-and-More

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    Benedick
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    Also notable: James Earl Jones for The Best Man will be eligible in Leading Actor.

    Linda Emond in Death of a Salesman will be eligible in Featured Actress.

    Newsies score is eligible.

    No word on One Man, Two Guvnors being a new play or a revival. I assume that means it’s a new play.

    Also assume End of the Rainbow is a play.

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    Tony Ruiz
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    Re Jones…That’s unfortunate…Is Jones in that much of The Best Man?

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    Benedick
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    The last time I saw The Best Man was the 2000 revival, when the role was played by Charles Durning, and from what I can recall the role belongs in featured. I look forward to seeing this production; JEJ and Lansbury are said to be the highlights.

    Doesn’t kill his chances but it gets much harder.

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    BrandoObsession
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    Absurd… And Ben Fankhauser (‘Newsies’) is lead!?! How is that possible especially when they decided that Ricky Martin is featured? Odd.

    Any note on actors from ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’? Are Keenan-Bolger, Borle and Chanler-Berat all leads?  

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    adamunc
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    Martin’s and Jones’s roles are placed in the same categories that they were for the original productions.

    I don’t think Martin will get nominated anyway, but Jones just got denied a Tony nomination. Anything not specifically addressed is “consistent with opening night credits”, so that means One Man, Two Guvnors and End of the Rainbow will be eligible in the New Play category. It’ll be very interesting to see what gets the fourth slot after CP, ODC, and OMTG.

    I’m glad the Committee didn’t bend the rules and precedents all out of proportion to make the score of Once eligible, but it does mean we’ll get some really substandard nominees there. The music from the play Peter and the Starcatcher is eligible for Best Score. I’m thinking Frank Wildhorn may be a category-filler this year for Bonnie & Clyde, much as he was a few years back for The Civil War.

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    Will
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    Very surprised by Jones placement. Is it because he’s first billed? Lee Tracy, who originated the role in 1960 was nominated in Best Actor category, but lost to his co-star Melvyn Douglas, however when Lee reprised his role in a movie version he was placed in supporting category and got an Oscar nomination. 

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    Benedick
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    Most of the “Newsies” score is from the movie, including all of the better songs. It’ll probably win Best Score. I’m not sure that’s entirely fair.

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    Benedick
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    The article’s been updated – a few more things:

    Playbill.com has learned
    that the scores for Newsies, A Streetcar Named Desire, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man and One Man, Two Guvnors will be eligible for nomination. The London import One Man, Two Guvnors will be eligible in the Best Play category, while Don’t Dress for Dinner will be eligible for nomination in the Best Revival of a Play category. End of the Rainbow, about the final days of Judy Garland, will be eligible for nomination in the Best Play category. The set design for the acclaimed revival of Death of a Salesman is not eligible for nomination, and the limited engagement of Shatner’s World is not eligible for nomination in any category.

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    BrandoObsession
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    The article’s been updated – a few more things:

    The set design for the acclaimed revival of Death of a Salesman is not eligible for nomination

    I wonder why… 

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    adamunc
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    ^^It uses the design from the original production.

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