newintown said: "Regarding the use of "translation" for Karam's approach to this, clearly the word choice is wrong. If phrases like "lipstick on a pig" are being interpolated, this is an "adaptation" - that is, someone else's version of Chekhov's play (which translations all end up being anyway)."
OlBlueEyes said: "What if I close my eyes and imagine seeing Benanti on stage as the curtain rises, playing a backward and meek flower girl? This Benanti is a strong woman. In She Loves You, Benanti breaks out to the stage for the first time determined to get that sales job, and get it she does, due to her ability to put her life on the line and make one difficult sale.
Not that Benanti couldn't do it, just that I'd like to see it
It's certainly a nice idea in theory, but how often (if ever) would the two awards ever differ? Maybe Perhaps in 2011 when a play like War Horse won, where it's clearly more about production than the writing. But it would be so rare that I don't think it makes much. It makes more sense just to award the Best Play Tony to the playwright and producer.
veronicamae said: "All TodayTix does is use existing discount codes (or partner with shows for exclusives), and then buy tickets from the box office to hand to you. That's why there's a $10 per ticket fee - you're paying for their time to buy the tickets, and to hand them to you outside.
Also, if I'm wrong about ^^^^ do correct me, but that's what was explained to me by people talking with TT to partner with them."
This is a Lincoln Center Theater production, being put on at an outside venue (like The Nance or Other Desert Cities); they're not "just" producers like View from the Bridge or Clybourne Park. LincTix will definitely be available.
CapnHook, you did not did not uncover a nefarious producer's scheme. The NY Times article clearly states they are selling the tickets to the foundation for $70 each. It also goes on to say that these prices will cover their cost, but they are not making a profit.