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Tony Awards Administration Committee Meets for the Second Time During the 2014-2015 Season to Determine Eligibility

Rules Changes Also Announced

 

New York, NY (January 15, 2015) – The Tony Awards Administration Committee met today for the second time this season to determine the eligibility of eight Broadway productions for the 2015 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards®, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The Tony Awards Administration Committee will meet a total of four times throughout the 2014-2015 season to decide the eligibility for the 69th Annual Tony Awards.  

The eight productions discussed include: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; Disgraced; The Last Ship; The Real Thing; The River; Side Show; A Delicate Balance and The Elephant Man.

The committee made the following determinations:

  • Alex Sharp will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his performance in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
  • Finn Ross will be considered eligible, along with Bunny Christie, in the category of Best Scenic Design of a Play for their work in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
  • Josh Radnor will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play category for his performance in Disgraced.
  • Michael Esper and Rachel Tucker 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 The Last Ship.
  • Cynthia Nixon and Josh Hamilton 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 The Real Thing.
  • Erin Davie and Emily Padgett will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical category for their respective performances in Side Show.
  • Bob Balaban, Clare Higgins and Martha Plimpton 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 A Delicate Balance.
  • Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola 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 The Elephant Man.

All other eligibility determinations were consistent with the show’s opening night credits.

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has also determined the following, which will go into effect in the current 2014-2015 season:

  • If there are at least seven eligible candidates for nomination in either the Best Direction of a Play or Best Direction of a Musical categories, the number of nominees in the respective category will increase from four to five.
  • If there are at least seven eligible candidates for nomination in the Best Choreography category, the number of nominees in this category will increase from four to five.
  • In the event there is a two-way or three-way tie for the last slot of nominations in any of the eight established Best Performance categories, both or all three of the tied actors or actresses will be eligible for a nomination in his or her respective category.

The 2015 Tony Awards will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, on Sunday, June 7th, 2015 (8:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET/PT time delay) on the CBS Television Network, live from the Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The Tony Awards, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, has been broadcast on CBS since 1978. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

The official eligibility cut-off date will be Thursday, April 23, 2015, for all Broadway productions opening in the 2014-2015 season. Productions which meet all other eligibility requirements and open on or before the eligibility date are considered eligible for 2015 Tony Award nominations. 

The Nominations for the 2015 Tony Awards will be announced live on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, from New York City.

A limited number of tickets to the 2015 Tony Awards will be made available to the general public. Tickets will be available at www.TonyAwards.com starting on April 28,2015.  

For more information on the Tony Awards, visit TonyAwards.com and Facebook.com/TheTonyAwards and follow @TheTonyAwards on Instagram and Twitter.

 

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