Handicapping The Tonys

“While it is easy to dismiss the Tonys as a crass Broadway publicity device or a ridiculously exclusive talent contest (only Broadway shows need apply, thank you very much), there are always a couple of genuine reasons to watch the show. It offers some competitive drama, of course, especially for avid Broadway fans, people who actually know what orchestrations are and what a musical’s book is. (Hint: it’s not a novel.) And sure enough, this year such fans can anticipate several close races, including those for best actress in a play and best actress in a musical.”