Tony Award nominations to do announced Oct. 15

NEW YORK — Nominations for this year’s Tony Awards are set for Oct. 15, pitting 18 qualified shows in rivalry for 26 aggressive categories within a coronavirus-shortened season.

No date has been announced for the real awards. The Tony Awards Nominating Committee will meet Tuesday to vote this year’s nominations.

The official eligibility cutoff date was Feb. 19 for several Broadway productions starting in the 2019-2020 season. That left the next productions entitled to 2020 Tony Award nominations:

“Frankie and Johnny at the Clair de Lune,” Moulin Rouge!

Broadway theaters suddenly closed on March 12, knocking out all displays — including 16 which were scheduled to start. Producers, citing city and health governments, have three occasions lengthy the Broadway shutdown, now until at least early January.

Some spring exhibits — such as a musical about Michael Jackson and a revival of Neil Simon’s”Plaza Suite” starring Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker — pushed their creation into next year. However, others abandoned their aims, such as”Hangmen” along with a revival of Edward Albee’s”Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

The coronavirus pandemic also resulted in the shutdown of tv and movie creation though some work has stopped.