After playwright Jeremy O. Harris' hit show Slave Play had its final performance at the Golden Theatre on January 19th, 2020, he was applauded by some for changing the way audiences engaged with Broadway theater — but also found many detractors. Harris had insisted on being a co-producer of the show, made sure to offer more affordable tickets ( $39 rather than the average $124 ), and hosted a "Black Out" performance, which reserved all 804 seats for black students, performers, journalists, and artists. It seemed a shoe-in for Tony accolades, then the coronavirus pandemic shuttered Broadwa y and live performances around the globe. With everything in disarray, it was unclear whether the theater awards would happen due to the protracted season. Related Stories What It Took to Orchestrate ‘Bad Romance’ for ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ ‘The Color Purple’ Broadway Musical Revival Gets a Limited-Edition Double Vinyl Set Related Stories Country’s 15 Highest Drug Odes ‘Silence of the Lambs’: ‘It Broke All the Rules’ When Tony Award nominations were announced late last year, Slave Play garnered an historic 12 nominations , including: Best Play, Best Director (Robert O'Hara), Best Actress in a Play (Joaquina Kalukongo), two nominations for Best Featured… Read full this story
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