EGOT WATCH: Two pieces of theatre news of note. First, while Hathaway's people have now denied the report of her fronting a revival of the Sam Mendes revival of Cabaret, the current rumor has Emma Stone attached.
Second, unlike the Oscars, the Tonys have rules about who's a lead and who's a featured role. You're presumed lead if you're above the title, and presumed featured if you're below it. The big surprise is that the four young actresses who rotate in the title role of Matilda will not be eligible for consideration, since they're getting a special Tony Honor. Most of the other decisions are unsurprising, and many of the races this year? Kind of dull. Patina Miller looks set to march to victory in Lead Actress in a Musical, and the stellar reviews would seem to lock up Bette Midler for Lead Actress in a play. There's an interesting race in Best Musical and Best Actor in a Musical betwen Matilda and Kinky Boots, but not that interesting.