Handicapping The Tonys

“This season’s profusion of what one might call boutique, high-end productions was partly a consequence of the economic times. Assuming a familiar name — a Geoffrey Rush, a James Gandolfini, a Jane Fonda — has been persuaded to sign up at reasonable cost, it’s relatively cheap for Broadway producers to map out a modestly profitable way to do a limited run of a prestige title and snag a few ego-enhancing Tony nominations therewith.”