Adjudication In A Pandemic
On Thursday, The Tony Awards Committee buckled down to determine how Broadway shows will be eligible for nomination in the 2019-2020 season that was abruptly shutdown due to COVID19, thanks to stay at home orders enforced by the state of New York, and the rest of the nation.
The official cutoff date for all Broadway shows to be eligible nomination was Thursday, February 19, 2020, 21 days before Broadway was shutdown on March 12 at 5 p.m. EDT which was one day after COVID19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.
For your information, the way Tony works pre and post COVID19 are any new show that’s opened in a given a season is eligible for nomination by the Tony’s, this year’s shows eligible for nomination are down below…..
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Sea Wall/A Life
The Height of the Storm
The Great Society
The Rose Tattoo
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
The Sound Inside
Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
A Christmas Carol
Jagged Little Pill
My Name is Lucy Barton
A Soldier’s Play
Productions such as “My Name Is Lucy Barton”, “A Soldier’s Play”, and “Grand Horizons” were largely discussed to receive the most nominations throughout the Tony’s categories, performers such as David Allen Grier, Elizabeth Strout, Rona Munro, and Laura Linney are possible Tony Award nominee.
The Tony Awards announced on August 21 that the ceremony will go virtual this year after June 7, 2020 was postponed, though official date or platform have yet to be announced for the virtual Tony’s.