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Breaking News: Final 2014 Tony Awards Eligibility from LADY DAY to CABARET!

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WayTooBroadway
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The Committee announced the following:

* Andy Karl will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for his performance in Rocky.

* Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed 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 Aladdin.

* Ramin Karimloo and Will Swenson will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for their respective performances in Les Misérables.

* Tyne Daly and Frederick Weller will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress/Actor in a Leading Role in a Play categories for their respective performances in Mothers and Sons.

* LaTanya Richardson Jackson will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play category for her performance in A Raisin in the Sun.

* Zach Braff will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for his performance in Bullets Over Broadway.

* Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill will be considered eligible in the Best Revival of a Play category.

* Santino Fontana and Tony Shalhoub will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for their respective performances in Act One.

* The Cripple of Inishmaan will be considered eligible in the Best Revival of a Play category.

* Violet will be considered eligible in the Best Revival of a Musical category.

* Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Joshua Henry will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical category for their respective performances in Violet.

* Hedwig and the Angry Inch will be considered eligible in the Best Revival of a Musical category.

All other decisions were consistent with the opening night credits.


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Updated On: 4/25/14 at 01:14 PM
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dreaming
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Not all that surprising. Just a question of which category Audra takes.
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Sauja
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So Audra is officially in Play. The Lady Day rulings are the only ones I think they made a mistake on. Interestingly, Margot Seibert is now in Featured Actress based on this. I'd LOVE to see her get a nod there.
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No mention of Cabaret...
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bjh2114
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She's eligible for nomination as Actress in a Play since the show was ruled a play.

Surprised at no petitioning some Casa Valentina men into Leading. Also no mention of Cabaret issues.
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dreaming
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I highly doubt Margo Siebert will get a nod-that is a packed category.

I think Audra was going to win regardless. (But for the record, I think it's a musical, but whatever.)

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I may have missed it before, but is Marin Mazzie in lead or featured?
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bjh2114
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Featured. Also... CABARET IS ELIGIBLE?!!!
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Marin is in Featured since they only ruled Zach Braff Leading.
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mschwager
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Cabaret is eligible for best revival. I'm kind of surprised they are making it eligible. Only person not eligible from the show is Cumming.
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According to the BWW article, CABARET will be eligible for Best Revival and all respective acting categories except for Cumming.
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dreaming
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She has a reasonable shot there-it was a good move to leave her in the featured category. (Although she doesn't seem to have garnered much pre-Tony attention.)

Am I correct in assuming that Cabaret is not eligible for director? (It won that the last time.)
Updated On: 4/25/14 at 01:25 PM
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WiCkEDrOcKS
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WTF to CABARET.
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Good question about Mendes, dreaming. I'm assuming he's ineligible.
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HBBrock
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Guys - the only reason Cabaret is eligible is because there aren't enough nominees to fill the ballot in that category.
skyboy
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ALADDIN's score is ELIGIBLE!
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Because “Cabaret” is eligible for Best Revival, does that mean all the creative/technical aspects of the show (set, costumes, etc.) are also eligible or no?

Updated On: 4/25/14 at 01:31 PM
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I think their reasoning behind deeminCabaret elligible has to do with the 3 year rule. It states a production will be eligible im the revival catagory if it hasn't played on Broadway or the greater New city are in last 3 years. It makes no mention of a productions originality.
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Because “Cabaret” is eligible for Best Revival, does that mean all the creative/technical aspects of the show (set, costumes, etc.) are also eligible or no?

My guess is that they won't be, but the article obviously wasn't very specific.
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musikman
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Is this similar to the Chorus Line revival being eligible even though it was, essentially, the exact same production as the original, minus the updated orchestrations.

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"Because “Cabaret” is eligible for Best Revival, does that mean all the creative/technical aspects of the show (set, costumes, etc.) are also eligible or no? "

It makes sense but who knows?


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Updated On: 4/25/14 at 01:34 PM
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As for CABARET filling the ballot - whether it was eligible or not, there are only three slots to fill. A fourth slot will only happen if there are 3 or fewer votes difference between third and fourth place.
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Santo Loquasto was nominated for Best Costume Design of a Musical for the revival of Ragtime, but was later disqualified when it was determined that the designs were largely the same as the ones he had done for the original production. My guess would be that this would be a precedent for the design elements of Cabaret not being eligible.
When I see the phrase "the ____ estate", I imagine a vast mansion in the country full of monocled men and high-collared women receiving letters about productions across the country and doing spit-takes at whatever they contain. -Kad
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IdinaBellFoster
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LOL to Courtney Reed as Leading. Didn't Disney do this with Kara Lindsay a few years back?

And it seems like they deemed Cabaret eligible just to have it on the telecast...

Happy to see Lady Day is a play.
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neonlightsxo
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skyboy where are you seeing that about Aladdin? The article does not say that.

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