|If the Tony nominations were based only on the shows that had opened so far ...|
|Last Edit: WaymanWong 01:25 am EDT 03/22/20|
|Posted by: WaymanWong 01:19 am EDT 03/22/20|
|In reply to: I would think postponed - dramedy 09:55 pm EDT 03/21/20|
|There are enough candidates to fill most all of the categories. Granted, it's slim pickings for Original Score, but it could be ''Six'' and ''The Lightning Thief,'' plus a couple of plays with music. For instance, Paul Englishby's music to ''The Inheritance'' was nominated at the Olivier Awards. The Tonys also could go with a smaller category. In 1994, they nominated only 3 scores: ''Passion,'' ''Beauty and the Beast'' and ''Cyrano.'' Ditto for 1985: ''Big River,'' ''Grind'' and ''Quilters.'' And in 1995, the Tonys just outright gave Original Score (& Book) to ''Sunset Boulevard'' (with no other nominees).
As for Musical Revival, only ''West Side Story'' is Tony eligible at this date. According to the Tony rules, you need at least three play revivals and three musical revivals to have separate categories for revivals. If somehow ''Company'' and ''Caroline, or Change'' don't open this season, it's conceivable that ''West Side Story'' would join the other play revivals in just one collective Best Revival category. From 1977 until 1993, the Best Revival Tony did cover BOTH musicals and plays. It wasn't until 1994 that the Tonys created the separate Revival categories for plays and musicals.
That said, I'm hoping the new shows (in previews) can reopen sometime in the summer and maybe the Tonys get moved to September.
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