The Playgoer: "Brighton Beach": Tony INeligible?

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Friday, April 30, 2010

"Brighton Beach": Tony INeligible?

Did I just read on Time Out's blog that one of the finest Broadway productions of the past season, David Cromer's revival of Brighton Beach Memoirs--has been deemed by the Tony nominating committee as "ineligible" for consideration?

As if the Tonys didn't already exclude most of the best of New York theatre by excluding anything not on Broadway--now they're even ruling out the best on Broadway?

Just when you thought, after the dropping of critics from the voter rolls, that the institution's legitimacy for measuring "excellence" could not get more compromised...

1 comment:

Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Unfortunately, the Tony Administration Committee made that determination shortly after the show closed. It wasn't on merits as much as that most of the Tony voters would not have seen it. Quite a shame, since it was one of the best shows I saw all year.