Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

The Most Wig-Snatching Snubs and Surprises of the 2018 Tony Nominations

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								T2C’s Picks For The Tony Awards Broadway T2C’s Picks For The Tony Awards
Ivan Hill | 02 May, 2018, 01:02

Congratulations are in order for Tina Fey's Mean Girls: The Musical.

Meanwhile, Angels in America swept the nominations as well for Best Revival of a Play, Best Original Score, Best Lead Actor (Andrew Garfield), two nominations for Best Featured Actress, Best Scene Design, Best Costume Design, Best Lighting Design, Best Direction and Best Sound Design. Also nominated are Harry Hadden-Paton of My Fair Lady, Joshua Henry of Carousel, and Tony Shalhoub of The Band's Visit. Both shows were nominated for best play revival.

J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" franchise extended its magical touch to Broadway, with the two-part stage play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" featuring the bespectacled wizard earning 10 nominations, as did a revival of "My Fair Lady".

Bruce Springsteen will also be honoured for his Broadway run, one of the hottest tickets in NY this season, and British composer and musical impressario Andrew Lloyd Webber will be handed a lifetime achievement award.

"The Band's Visit", "Carousel" and "Angels in America" closely follow with 11 nods each. Those musicals are up for 11 nominations each.

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Glenda Jackson and Amy Schumer were among the nominees for best actress in a leading role in a play for Three Tall Women and Meteor Shower, respectively. SpongeBob SquarePants and Mean Girls are also slated to face off against Frozen and The Band's Visit for Best Book of a Musical.

The best play revival category is filled by "Angels in America", "Three Tall Women", "Lobby Hero", "Travesties" and "The Iceman Cometh".

Critic and audience favorite "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" has garnered 10, along with the revival of "My Fair Lady".

Best Original Score nominees are Angels in America, The Band's Visit, Frozen, Mean Girls, and SpongeBob SquarePants. Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles will serve as hosts for this year's festivities.

The nominations for the 2018 Tony Awards were announced Tuesday in NY.

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