Tony likely on tap for Jones’ ‘Tunnel’

Play to be considered in special event category

“Bridge & Tunnel” looks set for a Tony win, thanks to the latest eligibility rulings of the Tony Awards Administration Committee.

Sarah Jones’ solo Broadway outing will be considered in the category of special theatrical event — and is so far the only contender, other than the short-lived Suzanne Sommers vehicle “The Blonde in the Thunderbird,” which no one expects to bring home the gold.

Jones’ most likely competish, “Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life,” is being considered in the musical category.

Cynthia Nixon and John Slattery from “Rabbit Hole” will be considered in the leading role categories (leaving co-star Tyne Daly as a featured player).

Nixon’s competitors for a nom will include Lisa Kron from “Well,” declared the one leading role from that play, while Slattery’s rivals from “Festen” will be Larry Bryggman and Michael Hayden, considered the two leads in that production’s ensemble.

Jill Clayburgh and Tony Roberts will be considered featured players in “Barefoot in the Park,” and Michael McKean in “The Pajama Game” will compete as a featured actor in a musical.

Following the season’s May 10 eligibility cutoff, the committee will meet one more time. Noms are announced May 16.

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