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2020 Tony Awards eligibility: Six, West Side Story and more ruled out

Tony Awards

The 2020 Tony Awards have confirmed which productions are eligible for this year's virtual ceremy.

Presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League, the Tony Awards celebrate the best of Broadway theatre.

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Originally due to be held on June 7, the 74th Tony Awards ceremony was postponed due to the pandemic. It will now take place virtually later this year with a date to be confirmed.

The New York Times reports that only the 18 shows that opened before February 19 2020 will be eligible.

This excludes British musical Six, which was due to hold its opening night the day theatres shutdown, as well as the revivals of West Side Story and Company together with new musical Girl From the North Country.

The full list of eligible productions are:

2020 Tony Awards eligibility

New plays
A Christmas Carol
Grand Horizons
The Great Society
The Height of the Storm
The Inheritance
Linda Vista
My Name Is Lucy Barton
Sea Wall/A Life
Slave Play
The Sound Inside

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New musicals
Jagged Little Pill
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Play revivals
Betrayal
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
The Rose Tattoo
A Soldier's Play

Further rulings on which categories will form the awards are to be made before nominations are revealed.

A date for the virtual ceremony is to be announced.

“Though unprecedented events cut the 2019–2020 Broadway season short, it was a year full of extraordinary work that deserves to be recognized,” Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin and American Theatre Wing President Heather Hitchens shared in a joint statement.

They added: “We are thrilled not only to have found a way to properly celebrate our artists’ incredible achievements this season, but also to be able to uplift the entire theatre community and show the world what makes our Broadway family so special at this difficult time. The show must go on, no matter what—and it will.”

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