Swift Closing May Hurt Amour's Tony Chances
A press representative for the Michel Legrand musical Amour conceded to TheaterMania.com today that it's possible the show may not do as well as it might have when voting time for this season's Tony Awards comes around, because it is closing this weekend on very short notice. Tony voters are usually invited to see a show in the weeks following its first night; the problem is that Amour's closing was announced only nine days after its opening, with only five days' worth of performances remaining after the announcement.
"I assume that some people won't be able to go who would have [if the show had run longer]," said the rep, "but I know that there has been a rush of voters calling and getting in; they don't go through this office, but that's what I've heard. I also know that the Tony nominating committee [members] all saw the show, because they're on the first night press list."