Early Tony Predictions 2016: Best Revival of a Play

Chris Peterson

OnStage Founder & Editor-in-Chief


A little while back we released some of our way too early Tony predictions, but now that the nominations are just a month away, and with very little left to open on Broadway, it's time to start thinking about who might be hearing their named called on June 12th. 

So with that in mind, for the next couple of days, I'll be releasing my Tony nominations and possible winners. 

Today's Category:  Best Revival of a Play

This year has been especially crowded when it comes to play revivals. We've seen some masterful work. And while there are certainly locks for nominations,this race has no front runner and likely won't before the Tonys. Here's our breakdown:


  • Old Times
  • A View From the Bridge

Probable Nominees

  • Noises Off

On the Bubble

  • Fool for Love
  • The Gin Game
  • Long Day's Journey into Night
  • The Crucible

The two locks are obvious. Both productions were universally hailed and nothing that has opened after them has the legs to boot them off the list. I fully expect to see both of them nominated. 

For the remaining two slots, I think Noises Off has the best chance of getting in. As for the bubble, it's going to be a close call for the last nominee. My money would probably be on Long Day's Journey into Night, given Tony voter trends, but don't discount the others as well. Fools for Love would be a pleasant surprise, if given the nod, but I don't know if it had enough to win over voters. The same could be said for The Gin Game. As for The Crucible, I highly doubt two Arthur Miller plays, both directed by Ivo van Hove, will get a nod but there's always a chance. Given the choice between the two, A View from the Bridge is the far superior production. 

As for the shows not on this list? Reviews and reaction to Blackbird have been lukewarm and the only nominations Sylvia should expect are for its featured cast members. 

Probable Winner: My money, right now, would have to be with Old Times.