Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Broadway Musical "ONCE" Leads the 2012 Tony Award Nominations

This morning, the 2012 Tony Award nominations were announced and the new Broadway musical "Once" lead the pack with 11 nominations. Based on the hit independent movie, "Once" is the story of an emotionally charged romance. Featuring the Academy Award-winning song "Falling Slowly." Synopsis: On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful but complicated love story.

“The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” and “Nice Work If You Can Get It” received 10 mominations each.

Nominees for the best new musical are “Once,” “Nice Work if You Can Get It,” “Newsies” and “Leap of Faith.”

Best new play nominees are “Peter and the Starcatcher,”“Clybourne Park” “Other Desert Cities” and “Venus in Fur.”

Nominees for best revival of a play are “Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman,” “Gore Vidal’s The Best Man” and two shows that have already closed: “Master Class” and “Wit.”

Nominees for best revival of a musical are “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess,” “Evita,” “Jesus Christ Superstar” as well as “Follies,” which closed in January.

The Tony Awards winners will be announced June 10 at a Beacon Theatre ceremony that will air live on CBS from 8 p.m. Neil Patrick Harris will host the event.

Nominations by production:
Once - 11
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess - 10
Nice Work If You Can Get It - 10
Peter and the Starcatcher - 9
Follies - 8
Newsies - 8
Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman - 7
One Man, Two Guvnors - 7
Other Desert Cities - 5
Clybourne Park - 4
End of the Rainbow - 3
Evita - 3
Ghost The Musical - 3
Bonnie & Clyde - 2
Don’t Dress for Dinner - 2
Gore Vidal’s The Best Man - 2
Jesus Christ Superstar - 2
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark - 2
Venus in Fur - 2
Wit - 2
The Columnist - 1
Leap of Faith - 1
The Lyons - 1
Lysistrata Jones - 1
Man and Boy - 1
Master Class - 1
On A Clear Day You Can See Forever - 1
The Road to Mecca - 1
Stick Fly - 1
A Streetcar Named Desire - 1

1 comment:

Once said...

I’ve always love Once! I have not seen the show, but it sounds amazing!