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Puzzling over our picks, and those of the Tonys committee

Puzzling over our picks, and those of the Tonys committee

Complaining about awards — even those as lofty and financially crucial and historically significant as the Tony Awards — generally is a pointless exercise. Kudos in the opinion-vulnerable world of the arts typically is decided by committee, and a compromise that fully satisfies no one is a common result. And this troubled season on Broadway, far more than most, has been marked by striking differences of professional opinion. As merely one example this season in New York, a new American play I thought historically significant and emotional resonant, Terrence McNally's "Mothers and Sons," has been derided — despised is probably more accurate — by many...

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