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    Predictions for 2019 Tony Nominations 

    Musical

    The Prom

    Ain’t too proud to beg

    Hadestown

    Tootsie

    Play 

    The Ferryman

    To Kill A Mockingbird

    Ink

    What The Constitution Means To Me

    Actor in a Play

    Bryan Cranston

    Jeff Daniels

    Bertie Carvel

    Paddy Considine

    Nathan Lane

    John Lithgow

    Actress in a Play

    Glenda Jackson

    Laurie Metcalf

    Actor in a Musical

    Santino Fontana

     

     

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    Jeffrey Kare
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    I don’t like to start making predictions at this point in the season because we really don’t know how the rest of it will turn out yet. It also hasn’t even been confirmed if Girl From the North Country will transfer yet.

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    Same goes for Hadestown.

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    Peter Bloch
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    Hi Jeffrey,

    I agree with you that is way too early to predict. I don’t think any of the musicals that are slated thus far are too promising. However Superhero – Tom Kitt/John Morgan and Secret Lives of Bees -Duncan Sheik/Lynn Nottage have great potential and could transfer. I think I was trying to guage what shows people like.  I saw The Ferryman last week and it was brilliant – one of the best plays I’ve seen in years.

     

     

     

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    Peter Bloch
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    The two best plays I’ve seen thus far – THE FERRYMAN and the revival of

    THE WAVERLY GALLERY. Both plays are the best I’ve seen in many years. Go now while rush tix are readily available –or use their Playbill discount codes.

     

     

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    Awardsfan1990
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    I haven’t heard anything about Superhero. But The Secret Life Of Bees isn’t going to be appearing on Broadway this season. It’s scheduled to have a run Off-Broadway with the Atlantic Theater Company from May 10-June 23. So, at the very least, it’s not appearing on Broadway until at least the 2019-2020 season, if it’s lucky. Reception to its Off-Broadway run will determine where it goes from there.

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    Pretty Woman?

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    Jeffrey Kare
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    Pretty Woman did not get great reviews, so I don’t really see that being much of a contender. Though I could see Samantha Barks receiving a Lead Actress nomination depending on how competition in that category turns out.

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    Pretty Woman will probably be a big contender at the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards due to nostalgia for the original film and Samantha Barks and Andy Karl’s popularity amongst millennial and Generation Z theatergoers, since those groups are probably the vast majority that vote for those awards anyway. But for the main theater awards that are voted on by actual theater professionals, no, it has no chance.

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    There are a lot of great musicals currently running Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway that would make this year a great competition–HadestownThe Girl from the North Country, Beetlejuice. . .they would all make great Best Musical contenders if they hit Broadway soon enough.

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    Beetlejuice has been confirmed to open at the Winter Garden Theatre in April, after School Of Rock closes in January. Girl From The North Country has not been officially confirmed for a Broadway run, but rumors are floating around that it may open at the Walter Kerr Theatre after Springsteen On Broadway closes in December. Nothing’s been said yet about Hadestown. We’ll have to see how it does with critics for its London run. If it’s a success, the only issue for Broadway will be which theaters are available and if any of them are a good fit.

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    Actually Hadestown will take over at the Walter Kerr.  It may be too early to decide Best Musical, but HadestownThe Prom and Be More Chill will be nominees.  Right now it looks The Prom will win, being an old-fashioned musical comedy with LGBTQ appeal.

    As for Best Play, Network, To Kill A Mockingbird and The Ferryman look like contenders.

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    Tootsie will probably be a big contender as well, given its rave reviews in Chicago.

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    Actually Hadestown will take over at the Walter Kerr. It may be too early to decide Best Musical, but Hadestown, The Prom and Be More Chill will be nominees. Right now it looks The Prom will win, being an old-fashioned musical comedy with LGBTQ appeal.

    The Prom has its share of detractors, so I think a Best Musical nomination for them would be their award. As for which show could actually win, I’d keep eye on Hadestown. It seems to fit into the mold of recent champions like Once, Fun Home, Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, and The Band’s Visit of shows that are pushing the boundaries of musical theatre.

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    I have my doubts as to whether The Prom will make it through the lean winter months. I think a couple of the veteran performers will be their only shot to actually win an award.

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