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So what's the shortest-lived Broadway show to get a Tony nomination?
Last Edit: WaymanWong 06:33 pm EST 01/16/21
Posted by: WaymanWong 06:27 pm EST 01/16/21
In reply to: People were nominated for "Starmites", so sure, why not? - PlayWiz 02:19 pm EST 01/16/21

''Carrie'' opened May 12, 1988, apparently too late to make the deadline for the 1988 Tony Awards, which were held June 5, 1988.

So if Tony nominators saw it, ''Carrie'' would've been eligible for the 1989 Tonys, and Buckley could've competed with McNight.

In an earlier thread, it was noted that Dolores Gray WON a Tony for ''Carnival in Flanders'' (1953), which ran for only 6 performances.

Which prompted me to wonder: What's the shortest-running Broadway show to get Tony-NOMINATED?

Two possibilities came to mind: ''The News'' (1985), which got a sole nomination for Best Score; it ran for just 4 performances. And ''Rags'' (1986), which got 5 Tony nominations, including Best Actress (Teresa Stratas) and Best Musical. It, too, racked up only 4 performances. Anyone see either?

Is there another show that scored 4 or fewer performances to get Tony-nominated? Any that opened and closed on opening night?

(P.S. If ''Newsies'' is my favorite musical about newspapering, ''The News'' was the pits. ... On the other hand, ''Rags'' had a ravishing score.)
Link Judy Kuhn sings the title tune from ''Rags'' at 1987 Tony Awards
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