This Week on Broadway for July 19, 2009: First Night’s Fight Club



This Week on Broadway for July 19, 2009: First Night’s Fight Club
Tonight’s Guests:
Adam Feldman, Time Out New York
Peter Filichia, TheaterMania and Newark Star Ledger
Matthew Murray, TalkinBroadway and BroadwayStars
Michael Riedel, The New York Post
David Sheward, BackStage
Discussion: This week, journalists were removed from the voting ranks of the Tony Awards. Why? Does it matter? What is next?
Question: Does Michael Riedel’s theory that the end goal of commercial producers is to remove non-profits from the Tony Awards make sense?
Background Articles about Journalists No Longer Voting for Tony Awards:
A Whole New Ballot Game by Michael Riedel
This just in: Tony Awards nix crix by Adam Feldman
Reviewing the Tony Situation by Matthew Murray
Tony Awards anger journalists by David Rooney and Gordon Cox
Tony Awards Committee Trims List of Voters, Citing Conflicts by Patrick Healy
Journalists Will No Longer Be Voting for Tony Awards by Patrick Healy
First-Night Critics Lose Tony-Voting Privileges. Producers Salivate and Sigh by Leonard Jacobs, The Clyde Fitch Report
Tonys to Press: Drop Dead by Tom O’Neil, Gold Derby/The Los Angeles Times
Destroying the Credibility of the Tony Awards: Banning Journalists as Voters by Matt Windman, AM New York
Keep It Gay from The Producers
Hopelessly Devoted To You from Grease (Movie)

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