Final Jeopardy: The Tony Awards

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The Final Jeopardy question (4/9/2013) in the category “The Tony Awards” was:

Winner of Best Play in 1949, it’s the only play to win the Best Revival Tony 3 different times.

3-day champSalvo Candela is up to $66,195 in winnings. Will today be Salvo’s Swan Song or will he defeat these two new players: Adam Holquist from Erie, PA; and Ryan McLaughlin from Chicago, IL.

Salvo found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Big City Suburbs,” the first category they were going through and the fourth clue. He was in the lead with $1,000, $800 more than Ryan in second place. He bet it all and he was RIGHT.

Coral Gables, Hialeah. show

Adam finished in the lead with $4,600. Salvo and Ryan were tied in second place with $3,200. Salvo got to go first in Double Jeopardy!

Adam found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “Defense Abbrev.” He was in the lead with $15,000, $1,800 more than Ryan in second place. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.

NPT: this type of treaty that aims to stop the spread of weapons. show

Ryan found the last Daily Double in “Ballet.” He was in second place with $17,600, $1,200 behind Adam’s lead. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.

4 Indian ballerinas were featured in “Four Moons,” a 1967 ballet commemorating the 60th anniversary of its statehood. show

Ryan finished in the lead with $19,600. Adam was next with $16,800 and Salvo was in third place with $3,200.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHAT IS DEATH OF A SALESMAN?

Arthur Miller’s 1949 play, which also won a Pulitzer Prize in 1949, won the Best Revival Awards 1984 (when it was called Best Reproduction), 1999 and, most recently, 2012. (wikipedia)

Salvo got it and doubled his score to $6,400.

Adam also got it and bet $10,300, finishing with $27,100.

Ryan wrote down “South Pacific.” He bet $14,100 so he ended up with $5,500 and Adam Holquist is our new Jeopardy! champ.

So we say so long to Salvo, but let’s put him on the 2014 TOC list. What an up and down game. It initially looked like Adam was going to have a runaway, but Ryan did a spectacular job of catching up and taking over the lead, then Final Jeopardy! did him in.

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