NOTE: The following is part of a longer article by Sam
Zolotrow about the Tony nominations.
....Shows that opened on Broadway between Feb. 18, 1967 and last Monday were considered.
An attempt by Michael Butler, a producer of Hair, the rock 'n' roll musical, to obtain a temporary injunction restraining the league from selecting Tony candidates was quashed yesterday by Supreme Court Justice Joseph A. Sarafite. The court's decision pointed out that "the plaintiff has failed to make out a case sufficient to justify the drastic relief he seeks."
Mr. Butler had asked the league to include Hair due April
3 at an undesignated Broadway theater as a potential nominee. the
original cut off date of April 3 had been moved up to allow more time for
the preparation of the April 21 telecast of the awards presentation.
As of yesterday Mr. Butler had not decided whether to appeal the decision.....
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