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‘Two Guv’nors’ Already Considering How Best To Sell Itself to the Tonys

The Tony Awards, themselves, are usually a rather dignified, classy undertaking, hosted by some jaunty, perhaps slightly rakish host – Neil Patrick Harris, say, or Sean Hayes. (Incidentally, this year, it’s Neil Patrick Harris again, which is good, because Neil Patrick Harris should probably host everything. That guy could make getting sued entertaining.) The process by which Tony nominees are determined, however, is befuddling and confusing and as overgrown as the Vietnamese jungle, and nearly every year there’s some special case, some mild controversy about where or whether Play X fits into Category D, and you have the producers angling one way or another depending on their chances for victory. It’s all very confusing. This year, the play at issue is One Man, Two Guv’nors, which is either a new play or a revival, depending on who you talk to, and if your instinct tells you that that’s not a big deal, your instinct is very wrong. (FULL ARTICLE: Michael Riedel, New York Post)