The Tony Administration Committee, meeting Thursday for the second time this season to mull eligibility requests, rule changes and the like, made two adjustments that will affect the Broadway awards, beginning this season.
If there are at least seven eligible candidates for nomination in either the Best Direction of a Play or Best Direction of a Musical categories, the committee announced, the number of nominees in the respective category will increase from four to five. And if there are at least seven eligible candidates for nomination in the Best Choreography category, the number of nominees in that category also will increase from four to five.
As for actors, the change made is that in the event of a two- or three-way tie for the last slot of nominations in any of the eight established Best Performance categories, both or all three of the tied actors or actresses will be eligible for a nomination in his or her respective category.
April 23 is the last day shows can open to be eligible for Tony Awards for the 2014-15 season. The nominations will be announced April 28. CBS will air the Tony Awards ceremony live from 8-11 PM ET Sunday, June 7.