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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

TONYS backtrack

The only newsbreaking item in today's Times wrap-up of the Tony nominations is the last minute omission of what was to be a new category:

In most cases, the notable absences are within categories, not entire categories themselves. But an exception is the brand-new award for best performance by an actor or actress in a recreated role, which was expected to go to either Jonathan Pryce for stepping into "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," or Harvey Fierstein for recreating the role of Tevye in "Fiddler on the Roof." To the surprise of many, no award will be given this year in this category.

Between this and the Julia snub, not a good day for high-powered agents.

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