Is Skeleton Crew likely to be considered to be a new play or a revival?
Last Edit: mikem 10:01 am EST 01/25/22
Posted by: mikem09:46 am EST 01/25/22
Skeleton Crew opened in NYC at the Atlantic in Jan 2016, and since then has been produced around the country. A quick Google search brings up productions in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Sacramento, Philadelphia, Miami, Atlanta, Boston, DC, Chapel Hill, and the Westport Playhouse just in the first three pages.
This production has the same director and much of the same creative team as at the Atlantic, but I don't think any of the actors are the same. It's a completely new cast.
I know the Tonys' decision-making process has little logic to it, but would Skeleton Crew be likely to be considered to be a new play or a revival? What has happened in the past when a show was not that old but widely produced around the country in independent productions before getting to Broadway? I'm having trouble thinking of a prior example. Usually shows transfer from off-Broadway within a year or so with the same creative team and mostly the same actors, or there is a many-year gap and the Broadway production has a completely different cast and creative team.