Saturday, July 18, 2009

Tony Awards anger journalists: Press removed from voting pool protest

"The Tony Award Management Committee announced via email Tuesday evening that members of the so-called First Night Press List -- the group of critics, reporters and editors invited to see Broadway shows on or before opening night -- would no longer be allowed to vote for the legit world's highest-profile kudos." - Variety, continued

A short article that touches on both sides of a number of issues, including the value of criticism, conflicts of interest in an awards process, and what qualifies an eligible voter.

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