The Sunday Giveaway: My Tony Award Voter Swag!
Right before I submitted my official ballot for this year’s Tony Awards, I snapped a photo of all the swag I received from shows and posted it on my Instagram (yeah, in case you missed it, I’m on the ol’ Instagram – and postin’ lots of stuff re: shows, marketing and other producer perspectivey type stuff so follow me).
I got CDs and scripts and souvenir books and even a copy of the original graphic novel Fun Home.
And there were so many comments on my Facebook and Instagram posts of the photo that I thought . . . hey, now that I’m done with it, and cast my votes, why not give it all away to one of you?
So my swag is this week’s giveaway! Fun, right?
Here’s how you can win a super cool You Can’t Take it With You flip book and all the rest:
The type of swag I got this year is interesting . . . because for the past few years, Producers have been limited in what they could send to voters: a script, a CD and a souvenir book. That was about it. But this year, the Tony Administration Committee lifted the ban and said, “Send ’em BMWs for all we care. It don’t matter.”
And you know what was cool?
No one sent any BMWs.
Ok, that would have been cool for me, but it wouldn’t be cool if we started trying to buy votes, right?
But we could send other things . . . and I expect that in future years, Producers will. I could name one or two above-the-title guys that might spend a few hundred bucks per voter if they thought it would snag another vote or two.
Is that right? Should shows be allowed to send voters anything? Should they be banned from sending them anything? Or was the script/cd/souvenir book/reviews limitation a good one?
Tell me how you feel about swag going to voters in the comment section below and I’ll pick one of you to win all that good stuff!
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