2017 Tony Award Nominations: What’s Eligible, What SHOULD Be Nominated

The Tony nominations will be announced this morning, Tuesday, May 2, at 8:30 a.m., which will launch weeks’ worth of predictions, preferences and objections.

Let’s start a few hours early!

Below is the list of eligible shows in four categories, and my list of which of them should (not will) be nominated, with links to my reviews of those I think should be nominated.

For basic information about the theater award landscape, check out 2017 Guide to Ny Theater Awards

Eligible for Best Play

A Doll’s House, Part 2
The Encounter
Oh, Hello on Broadway
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Present
Significant Other

Which should be nominated for best play

Eligible for Best Musical

A Bronx Tale
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Cirque de Soleil Paramour
Come From Away
Dear Evan Hansen
Groundhog Day
Holiday Inn
In Transit
Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
War Paint

What should be nominated for Best Musical

Eligible for Best Revival of a Play

Arthur Miller’s The Price
August Wilson’s Jitney
The Cherry Orchard
The Front Page
The Glass Menagerie
Les Liaison Dangereuses
Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes
Present Laughter
Six Degrees of Separation


What should be nominated for Best Revival of a Play

Best Revival of a Musical

Hello, Dolly
Miss Saigon
Sunset Boulevard

What should be nominated for best revival of a musical



Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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