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  • Jeffrey Kare
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    The 76th Annual Tony Awards will broadcast live from the United Palace in New York City on June 11th, 2023, on CBS, and streaming live and on demand on Paramount+. More information on the special, honoring the 2022-2023 Broadway Season, will be available in the coming months.

    The Tony Awards eligibility cut-off date for the 2022-2023 season is April 27th, 2023 for all Broadway productions which meet all eligibility requirements. Nominations for the 2023 Tony Awards will be announced on May 2nd, 2023.
    https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/76th-Annual-Tony-Awards-Will-Move-Uptown-to-the-United-Palace-in-June-2023-20221213

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    rantinanton
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    The United Palace…I’ve been there, it’s impressive. It’s the fourth-largest theater in Manhattan, what are the top three? I know they include the Madison Square Garden Theatre and Radio City Music Hall, but what’s the third?

    I’d like it if the 77th Tonys were held at the Palace, if it reopens, and perhaps they do a medley of shows that played there.

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    Jeffrey Kare
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    I believe the third is the Metropolitan Opera House.

    I know you’ve suggested before that the Tonys should do a medley of shows that played at the Palace Theatre. Once again, I’m going to say in response that I highly doubt that’s ever going to happen. Would that many people even be interested in seeing it? I don’t think so.

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    rantinanton
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    The 1975 Tonys presented shows that played the Winter Garden and the 1982 Tonys showed numbers from musicals that played the Imperial. There’s a lot the Palace has shows, such as Sweet Charity, George M!, Applause, La Cage, The Will Rogers Follies, Aida and Legally Blonde.

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    Jeffrey Kare
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    But that was then. This is now. The Tonys don’t do stuff like that anymore and I highly doubt they’re all of the sudden going to back to doing so.

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    rantinanton
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    Radio City Music Hall—6,013
    Hulu Theatre—5,600
    Metropolitan Opera House—3,800
    United Palace of Cultural Arts—3,317
    Beacon Theatre—2,894

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    Jeffrey Kare
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    By the end of December, there has traditionally been one meeting of the Tony Awards Administration Committee to determine Tony eligibility. This season there has yet to be a meeting, leaving open a big question: which plays will be revivals and which will be new?
    https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/The-Tony-Admin-Committee-is-Poised-to-Change-the-Tony-Race-20221227

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    The Tony Awards Administration Committee recently met to confirm the eligibility status of twenty Broadway productions for the 2022-2023 season:

    Gavin Creel, Joshua Henry, and Phillipa Soo will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical categories for their respective performances in Into the Woods.

    Amir Arison will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his performance in The Kite Runner.

    Crystal Lucas-Perry will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical category for her performance in 1776.

    Sharon D. Clarke will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play category for her performance in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman.

    Samuel L. Jackson and Danielle Brooks will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Featured Role in a Play categories for their respective performances in August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson.

    Casey Likes will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for his performance in Almost Famous.

    Victoria Clark will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical category for her performance in Kimberly Akimbo.

    A Christmas Carol will be considered eligible in the Best Play category. Jefferson Mays, Susan Lyons, and Michael Arden will be considered eligible as authors for the adaptation.

    Jefferson Mays will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his performance in A Christmas Carol.

    Dane Laffrey and Lucy Mackinnon will be considered jointly eligible in the Best Scenic Design of a Play category for their work on A Christmas Carol.

    Lorna Courtney will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical category for her performance in & Juliet.

    Soutra Gilmour and Andrzej Goulding will be considered jointly eligible in the Best Scenic Design of a Musical category for their work on & Juliet.

    Luna will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical category for her performance in KPOP.

    Gabriel Hainer Evansohn and Peter Nigrini will be considered jointly eligible in the Best Scenic Design of a Musical category for their work on KPOP.

    Will Swenson will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for his performance in A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical.

    Ohio State Murders will be considered eligible in the Best Revival of a Play category. Adrienne Kennedy will be considered eligible as author.

    Beowulf Boritt and Jeff Sugg will be considered jointly eligible in the Best Scenic Design of a Play category for their work on Ohio State Murders.

    Christian Borle, J. Harrison Ghee, and Adrianna Hicks will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical categories for their respective performances in Some Like it Hot.

    Paul Bettany and Jeremy Pope will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for their respective performances in The Collaboration.

    Ben Stanton and Duncan McLean will be considered jointly eligible in the Best Lighting Design of a Play category for their work on The Collaboration.

    https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Tony-Awards-Administration-Committee-Determines-Eligibility-of-Twenty-Broadway-Shows-20230201

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    Nate
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    Very interesting at Danielle Brooks and Sharon D Clarke both going featured, when these parts have been considered leads at times in the past. This seems to practically guarantee another Audra McDonald nomination now.

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    The New York Times has reported that trans non-binary performer Justin David Sullivan, who is currently starring as May in the Broadway production of & Juliet, has withdrawn from consideration for the Tony Awards rather than compete in a gendered category. He said “I felt I had no choice but to abstain from being considered for a nomination this season… I hope that award shows across the industry will expand their reach to be able to honor and award people of all gender identities.”

    Tony Award Productions shared in a statement, “We recognize that the current acting categories are not fully inclusive, and we are currently in discussion about how to best adjust them to address this. Unfortunately, we are still in process on this and our rules do not allow us to make changes once a season has begun. We are working thoughtfully to ensure that no member of our community feels excluded on the basis of gender identity in future seasons.”
    https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Trans-Non-Binary-Performer-Justin-David-Sullivan-of-JULIET-Withdraws-From-Tony-Awards-Consideration-20230201

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    One other interesting thing that came out of the Administration Committee meeting is that, this year, voters will be allowed to vote in a category where they have not seen one of the nominees. (Having not seen more than one nominee results in ineligibility to vote in the category.)

    I imagine this is the result of so many sudden closings right around the holidays this year. But it will be interesting to see if they extend the rule beyond this season.

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    Perhaps they should just remove gender, like the Lucille Lortel awards did.

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    Jeffrey Kare
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    Although I agree with Adam that as long as the Tony Awards are a marketing tool for Broadway, I doubt they’re gonna wanna remove gender specific categories. I wonder if giving a special Tony to non-gender specific performers would be a good idea.

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