The Citiblog

January 29, 2021, 7:44.52 pm ET

Photo: Slave Play/Matthew Murphy

The American Theatre Wing’s 74th Annual Tony Awards will now take place “in conjunction with the reopening” of the 2021-2022 Broadway season. While no specific date has been set for the event, industry sources expect it to be no sooner than September. As Governor Cuomo recently announced, the lowering of the positivity rate and increased testing will be key factors in the return of live events.

As previously reported here, nominations in 25 competitive categories for awards were announced on Thursday. October 15 for the 2019/2020 eligibility season, which began April 26, 2019 and ended February 19, 2020. Tony Award voters are now being asked to vote for the winners in early March.

Of the eligible musicals, “Jagged Little Pill” scored 15 nominations, “Moulin Rouge” received 14 nominations (including one for Aaron Tveit, who has no competition as Best Actor in a Musical), and “Tina: The Turner Musical” received 11. Of the eligible original plays, Jeremy O. Harris’ “Slave Play” led the pack with 12 nods, followed by Matthew Lopez’s “The Inheritance” with 11 nominations and Adam Rapp’s “The Sound Inside” with six nods. “A Soldier’s Play” was the most nominated revival with seven nods.

In the acting categories, nominees included prior winners Audra McDonald, Mary-Louise Parker, John Benjamin Hickey, Karen Olivo and Jane Alexander. Other notable nominees include Adrienne Warren, Tom Hiddleston, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Sturridge, Laura Linney, Lois Smith, Blair Underwood, David Alan Grier and Danny Burstein.

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