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re: the shape of the season
Last Edit: WaymanWong 02:46 am EDT 03/26/20
Posted by: WaymanWong 02:31 am EDT 03/26/20
In reply to: the shape of the season - mikem 05:34 pm EDT 03/25/20

That seems like a reasonable assessment of how this Tony season could go. I just hope the Tonys are only postponed, and NOT canceled: 22 shows have opened so far - 11 new plays, 6 new musicals, 4 play revivals, 1 musical revival. By the time Broadway reopens, I'm hoping the productions that were on the brink of opening, like ''Six'' and ''Company,'' will do so. I don't think it would be hard to find award-worthy candidates among this crop of 25 shows or so. (OK, Original Score would be lean, but look back at the '80s and '90s. The Tonys have seen far skimpier seasons than this.)

If possible, it'd be great to see a modified Tony Awards in August/September. It would not only celebrate the 2019-20 season, but showcase all the shows that have reopened. Hugh Jackman, from ''The Music Man,'' would be the ideal Tony host to help kick off the fall 2020 season.

I've heard the suggestion about combining the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons into ONE 2021 Tony Awards, but I hate that idea.

By the time June 2021 rolls around, how many of the 2019-20 shows (or their original casts) will still be playing, let alone will Tony voters recall?
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