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Going for 2013 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Revival of a Play

Going for 2013 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Revival of a Play
Cicely Tyson in 'The Trip to Bountiful,' Seth Numrich in 'Golden Boy' & Alan Cumming in 'MacBeth'
Which play revivals are likely Tony nominees?

It's Tony time on Broadway, and as always, we can't stop thinking about who'll be going for the gold on June 9! In anticipation of the 2013 nominations, which will be announced on April 30, we're clocking 14 of the top races. Take a look at our forecast, including frontrunners, hopefuls and a “shout out” to one performer or show we hope the Tony nominators won’t forget. Below, a cheat sheet on the race for Best Revival of a Play.

FRONTRUNNERS
The Trip to Bountiful
Tony nominators won’t miss the chance to honor the late Horton Foote’s most beloved script, sensitively staged by Michael Wilson with an irresistible star performance by Cicely Tyson.


Golden Boy
The best-reviewed revival of the season will be remembered at Tony time for its sweeping scope and director Bartlett Sher’s success at breathing new life into Clifford Odets’ Depression-era boxing drama.

IN THE MIX
The Heiress
A lush revival of the beloved melodrama boasted high-profile Broadway debuts from Jessica Chastain and Dan Stevens.

Orphans
After plenty of pre-opening turmoil, this watchable revival of Lyle Kessler's drama is up and running, starring Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster and Tom Sturridge.

Picnic
William Inge’s small-town drama got a vibrant and (dare we say it) sexy new look, featuring a well-cast ensemble.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Frequent Steppenwolf Theatre collaborators Tracy Letts and Amy Morton created combustible chemistry in this Albee revival.

Also possible: The Big Knife, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Cyrano de Bergerac, An Enemy of the People, Glengarry Glen Ross, Harvey

BROADWAY.COM SHOUT OUT
Macbeth

Alan Cumming offers a unique take on Shakespeare’s most-performed play, paring down the action to a fast-paced 90 minutes in a solo Macbeth that deserves Tony recognition.


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