|Dana H also ran at a somewhat awkward time of the year for out-of-towners. It had its first preview on Oct 1 and closed on Nov 28. The announcement that it would close early (it was originally supposed to close in mid-January) came on Oct 25.
I'm guessing (pure speculation) maybe 25% of out-of-town voters, at the most, saw Dana H. It didn't really have "you MUST see this" buzz while it was open, so I'm guessing the number of New York-based voters who saw it could have been 50%.
While I think people are very happy that O'Connell won, I would agree that the Administration Committee, who probably know how many people voted, looked at that number of voters and may have been dismayed. Flying Over Sunset was nominated in several categories and closed early, and I'm not sure how many people saw Skeleton Crew, either. Skeleton Crew didn't have "must see" buzz, either.
On a related note, can someone explain why the verbiage is so complicated? "where the voter has not viewed up to one (1) performance of each production, and up to one (1) creative element which has been nominated for an Award, and up to one (1) performance by each performer who has been nominated for an Award"...can't they just say "where the voter has not viewed one of the nominees in each category"?