Olivier Awards champ ‘Matilda’ far in front for Best Musical at Tonys

British import “Matilda” is tipped to take home the top Tony for Best Musical.

All of our dozen experts expect this tuner version of Roald Dahl‘s classic children’s story to romp to victory, just at it did at last year’s Olivier Awards. 

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However, the legit edition of the screen gem “Kinky Boots” is solidly in second place and could pull off an upset. After all, Tony darling Harvey Feirstein is one of the creative types behind this musicalization of the British comedy about a dying shoe factory brought back to life when it begins manufacturing footwear for drag queens. 

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