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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Producers Receive ‘Serious Warning’ from Tony Awards Administration Committee

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Producers Receive ‘Serious Warning’ from Tony Awards Administration Committee
Tracy Letts, Amy Morton, Madison Dirks & Carrie Coon in 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'
'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf' has been deemed eligible by the Tony Awards Administration Committee.

The Tony Awards Administration came to a decision regarding the possible infraction committed by the producers of the Tony-nominated Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? revival on May 23. As previously reported, producer Jeffrey Richards sent a brochure to Tony voters that may have violated the rules of the awards—the brochure included portions of show reviews, when Tony rules specify that reviews only be posted in their entirety.

Heather Hitchens, executive director of the American Theatre Wing, and Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League issued a statement regarding their decision: “The Tony Awards Administration Committee met, considered the infraction and have issued a serious warning to the producers of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. The infraction which involved using abbreviated quotes from the critical reviews, were consistent with the overall intent of those reviews, and therefore the committee determined that no further action would be taken on this issue.”

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is nominated for five 2013 Tony Awards: Best Revival of a Play, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tracy Letts), Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Amy Morton), Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Carrie Coon) and Best Direction of a Play (Pam MacKinnon).