The Assembled Parties
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Other Contenders - The Other Place, I'll Eat You Last, Grace, Ann, Dead Accounts, Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Testament of Mary
Commentary - Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is probably the frontrunner for the prize with rave reviews, a stellar cast, and a lot of buzz. But watch out for the late Nora Ephron's The Lucky Guy. Despite its middle of the road reviews, it is a blockbuster so far, features the beloved Tom Hanks in his Broadway debut, and will have a sentimental factor going in its favor. The last two slots seem pretty safe for both The Nance and The Assembled Parties. Both are well-liked plays with enough success to merit a nod, and both are just joining the Broadway stage and therefore are on the forefront of voters' minds. Of the other contenders, Ann and I'll Eat You Last feature great lead performances, but that might be their consolation prize, and The Other Place has already closed, out of sight, out of mind. Although if it slips in the fourth slot come Tuesday morning, it would not surprise me at all.