NEW YORK (AP) – Nominations for this year’s Tony Awards are set for October 15, with 18 eligible shows competing for 26 competitive categories in a coronavirus-shortened season.
James Monroe Iglehart will announce the nominations on the Tony Awards YouTube channel at noon ET. No date was announced for the actual award ceremony. The Tony Awards Nominating Committee will meet on Tuesday to vote on this year’s nominations.
The official closing date for entry was February 19 for all Broadway productions that opened in the 2019-2020 season. This made the following productions eligible for nominations for the Tony Award 2020:
‘Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune’, ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Sea Wall / A Life, Betrayal, The Height of the Storm, The Great Society, Slave Play, Linda Vista, The Rose Tattoo, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical , ” The Sound Inside ‘,’ Tina – The Tina Turner Musical ‘,’ The Inheritance ‘,’ A Christmas Carol ‘,’ Jagged Little Pill ‘,’ My Name is Lucy Barton ‘,’ A Soldier’s Play ‘and “Grand Horizons. “
Broadway theaters closed abruptly on March 12, shutting down all shows – including 16 still scheduled to open. Producers, citing health and city authorities, have extended Broadway’s closure three times, currently until at least the beginning of January.
Some spring shows – such as a Michael Jackson musical and a revival of Neil Simon’s “Plaza Suite” starring Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker – moved their production to next year. But others abandoned plans, including “Hangmen” and a revival of Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”
The coronavirus pandemic also led to the cessation of television and film production, although some work has resumed.
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