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Rulings over 'Lady Day', 'Hedwig', and more may change Tony Awards race

Four days before the Tony Awards nominations are announced, an administrative panel has made some decisions that will have a powerful effect on who walks away with trophies.

The panel ruled Friday that Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, in which Audra McDonald performs about a dozen Billie Holiday songs while also telling stories, isn’t a musical and can only be considered eligible in the Best Revival of a Play category.

That puts the 90-minute show, which has just a 27-page script and stars only McDonald, a three-piece band and a dog, in the ill-fitting position of potentially competing with bigger, longer play revivals like The Glass Menagerie, Waiting for Godot, Of Mice and Men, and Macbeth. READ FULL STORY

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