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  • Atypical
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    #432813

    Nominations are out! I’ll post a full list shortly.

    Discuss.

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    Djoko
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    Best Play

    Act One
    Author: James
    Lapine
    Producers: Lincoln Center Theater, André Bishop, Adam Siegel, Hattie
    K. Jutagir

    All The Way
    Author: Robert
    Schenkkan
    Producers: Jeffrey Richards, Louise Gund, Jerry Frankel, Stephanie
    P. McClelland, Double Gemini Productions, Rebecca Gold, Scott M. Delman, Barbara
    H. Freitag, Harvey Weinstein, Gene Korf, William Berlind, Caiola Productions,
    Gutterman Chernoff, Jam Theatricals, Gabrielle Palitz, Cheryl Wiesenfeld, Will
    Trice, The Oregon Shakespeare Festival,
    American Repertory
    Theater

    Casa Valentina
    Author: Harvey
    Fierstein
    Producers: Manhattan Theatre Club, Lynne Meadow, Barry Grove,
    Colin Callender, Robert Cole, Frederick Zollo, The Shubert
    Organization

    Mothers and Sons
    Author: Terrence
    McNally
    Producers: Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, Paula Wagner & Debbie Bisno,
    Barbara Freitag & Loraine Alterman Boyle, Hunter Arnold, Paul Boskind, Ken
    Davenport, Lams Productions, Mark Lee & Ed Filipowski, Roberta
    Pereira/Brunish-Trinchero, Sanford Robertson, Tom Smedes & Peter Stern, Jack
    Thomas/Susan Dietz

    Outside Mullingar
    Author: John
    Patrick Shanley
    Producers: Manhattan Theatre Club, Lynne Meadow, Barry
    Grove

    Best Musical

    After
    Midnight

    Producers: Scott Sanders Productions, Wynton Marsalis, Roy
    Furman, Candy Spelling, Starry Night Entertainment, Hal Newman, Allan S.
    Gordon/Adam S. Gordon, James L. Nederlander, Robert K. Kraft, Catherine and Fred
    Adler, Robert Appel, Jeffrey Bolton, Scott M. Delman, James Fantaci, Ted
    Liebowitz, Stephanie P. McClelland, Sandy Block, Carol Fineman,
    Marks-Moore-Turnbull Group, Stephen & Ruth Hendel, Tom
    Kirdahy

    Aladdin
    Producers: Disney Theatrical
    Productions, Thomas Schumacher

    Beautiful: The Carole King
    Musical

    Producers: Paul Blake, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Jeffrey A.
    Sine, Richard A. Smith, Mike Bosner, Harriet N. Leve/Elaine Krauss, Terry
    Schnuck, Orin Wolf, Patty Baker/Good Productions, Roger Faxon, Larry Magid, Kit
    Seidel, Lawrence S. Toppall, Fakston Productions/Mary Solomon, William Court
    Cohen, John Gore, BarLor Productions, Matthew C. Blank, Tim Hogue, Joel Hyatt,
    Marianne Mills, Michael J. Moritz, Jr., StylesFour Productions, Brunish &
    Trinchero, Jeremiah J. Harris

    A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and
    Murder

    Producers: Joey Parnes, S.D. Wagner, John Johnson, 50 Church
    Street Productions, Joan Raffe & Jhett Tolentino, Jay Alix & Una
    Jackman, Catherine & Fred Adler, Rhoda Herrick, Kathleen K. Johnson, Megan
    Savage, ShadowCatcher Entertainment, Ron Simons, True Love Productions, Jamie
    deRoy, Four Ladies & One Gent, John Arthur Pinckard, Greg Nobile, Stewart
    Lane & Bonnie Comley, Exeter Capital/Ted Snowdon, Ryan Hugh Mackey,
    Cricket-CTM Media/Mano-Horn Productions, Dennis Grimaldi/Margot Astrachan, Hello
    Entertainment/Jamie Bendell, Michael T. Cohen/Joe Sirola, Joseph & Carson
    Gleberman/William Megevick, Green State Productions, The Hartford Stage, The Old
    Globe

    Best Revival of a Play

    The Cripple of
    Inishmaan

    Producers: Michael Grandage Company, Arielle Tepper
    Madover, L.T.D. Productions, Stacey Mindich, Starry Night Entertainment, Scott
    M. Delman, Martin McCallum, Stephanie P. McClelland, Zeilinger Productions, The
    Shubert Organization

    The Glass Menagerie
    Producers:
    Jeffrey Richards, John N. Hart Jr., Jerry Frankel, Lou Spisto/Lucky VIII,
    INFINITY Stages, Scott M. Delman, Jam Theatricals, Mauro Taylor, Rebecca Gold,
    Michael Palitz, Charles E. Stone, Will Trice, GFour Productions, American
    Repertory Theater

    A Raisin in the Sun
    Producers: Scott
    Rudin, Roger Berlind, Eli Bush, Jon B. Platt, Scott M. Delman, Roy Furman,
    Stephanie P. McClelland, Ruth Hendel, Sonia Friedman/Tulchin Bartner, The Araca
    Group, Heni Koenigsberg, Daryl Roth, Joan Raffe & Jhett Tolentino, Joey
    Parnes, S.D. Wagner, John Johnson

    Twelfth
    Night

    Producers: Sonia Friedman Productions, Scott Landis, Roger
    Berlind, Glass Half Full Productions/Just for Laughs Theatricals, 1001 Nights
    Productions, Tulchin Bartner Productions, Jane Bergère, Paula Marie Black,
    Rupert Gavin, Stephanie P. McClelland, Shakespeare’s Globe Centre USA, Max
    Cooper, Tanya Link Productions, Shakespeare Road, Shakespeare’s
    Globe

    Best Revival of a Musical

    Hedwig and the Angry
    Inch

    Producers: David Binder, Jayne Baron Sherman, Barbara Whitman,
    Latitude Link, Patrick Catullo, Raise the Roof, Paula Marie Black, Colin
    Callender, Ruth Hendel, Sharon Karmazin, Martian Entertainment, Stacey Mindich,
    Eric Schnall, The Shubert Organization

    Les
    Misérables

    Producer: Cameron
    Mackintosh

    Violet
    Producers: Roundabout Theatre
    Company, Todd Haimes, Harold Wolpert, Julia C. Levy, Sydney Beers, Amy
    Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, David Mirvish, Barry and Fran Weissler,
    Elizabeth Armstrong, Mary Jo and Ted Shen

    Best Book of a
    Musical

    Aladdin
    Chad Beguelin
    Beautiful: The
    Carole King Musical

    Douglas McGrath
    Bullets Over
    Broadway

    Woody Allen
    A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and
    Murder

    Robert L. Freedman

    Best Original Score (Music and/or
    Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

    Aladdin
    Music: Alan
    Menken
    Lyrics: Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin
    The
    Bridges of Madison County

    Music & Lyrics: Jason Robert
    Brown
    A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
    Music: Steven
    Lutvak
    Lyrics: Robert L. Freedman & Steven
    Lutvak
    If/Then
    Music: Tom Kitt
    Lyrics: Brian
    Yorkey

    Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a
    Play

    Samuel Barnett, Twelfth Night
    Bryan Cranston, All The
    Way

    Chris O’Dowd, Of Mice and Men
    Mark Rylance, Richard
    III

    Tony Shalhoub, Act One

    Best Performance by an
    Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

    Tyne Daly, Mothers and
    Sons

    LaTanya Richardson Jackson, A Raisin in the Sun
    Cherry
    Jones, The Glass Menagerie
    Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s
    Bar and Grill

    Estelle Parsons, The Velocity of
    Autumn

    Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a
    Musical

    Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
    Ramin
    Karimloo, Les Misérables
    Andy Karl, Rocky
    Jefferson Mays,
    A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
    Bryce Pinkham, A Gentleman’s
    Guide to Love and Murder

    Best Performance by an Actress in a
    Leading Role in a Musical

    Mary Bridget Davies, A Night with Janis
    Joplin

    Sutton Foster, Violet
    Idina Menzel,
    If/Then
    Jessie Mueller, Beautiful: The Carole King
    Musical

    Kelli O’Hara, The Bridges of Madison County

    Best
    Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

    Reed Birney, Casa
    Valentina

    Paul Chahidi, Twelfth Night
    Stephen Fry, Twelfth
    Night

    Mark Rylance, Twelfth Night
    Brian J. Smith, The Glass
    Menagerie

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a
    Play

    Sarah Greene, The Cripple of Inishmaan
    Celia
    Keenan-Bolger, The Glass Menagerie
    Sophie Okonedo, A Raisin in the
    Sun

    Anika Noni Rose, A Raisin in the Sun
    Mare Winningham,
    Casa Valentina

    Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role
    in a Musical

    Danny Burstein, Cabaret
    Nick Cordero, Bullets
    Over Broadway

    Joshua Henry, Violet
    James Monroe Iglehart,
    Aladdin
    Jarrod Spector, Beautiful: The Carole King
    Musical

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a
    Musical

    Linda Emond, Cabaret
    Lena Hall, Hedwig and the Angry
    Inch

    Anika Larsen, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
    Adriane
    Lenox, After Midnight
    Lauren Worsham, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love
    and Murder

    Best Scenic Design of a Play
    Beowulf Boritt,
    Act One
    Bob Crowley, The Glass Menagerie
    Es Devlin,
    Machinal
    Christopher Oram, The Cripple of
    Inishmaan

    Best Scenic Design of a Musical
    Christopher
    Barreca, Rocky
    Julian Crouch, Hedwig and the Angry
    Inch

    Alexander Dodge, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and
    Murder

    Santo Loquasto, Bullets Over Broadway

    Best
    Costume Design of a Play

    Jane Greenwood, Act One
    Michael Krass,
    Machinal
    Rita Ryack, Casa Valentina
    Jenny Tiramani,
    Twelfth Night

    Best Costume Design of a Musical
    Linda
    Cho, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
    William Ivey Long,
    Bullets Over Broadway
    Arianne Phillips, Hedwig and the Angry
    Inch

    Isabel Toledo, After Midnight

    Best Lighting Design
    of a Play

    Paule Constable, The Cripple of Inishmaan
    Jane Cox,
    Machinal
    Natasha Katz, The Glass Menagerie
    Japhy Weideman,
    Of Mice and Men

    Best Lighting Design of a Musical
    Kevin
    Adams, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
    Christopher Akerlind,
    Rocky
    Howell Binkley, After Midnight
    Donald Holder, The
    Bridges of Madison County

    Best Sound Design of a Play
    Alex
    Baranowski, The Cripple of Inishmaan
    Steve Canyon Kennedy, Lady Day
    at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

    Dan Moses Schreier, Act One
    Matt
    Tierney, Machinal

    Best Sound Design of a Musical
    Peter
    Hylenski, After Midnight
    Tim O’Heir, Hedwig and the Angry
    Inch

    Mick Potter, Les Misérables
    Brian Ronan, Beautiful: The
    Carole King Musical

    Best Direction of a Play
    Tim Carroll,
    Twelfth Night
    Michael Grandage, The Cripple of
    Inishmaan

    Kenny Leon, A Raisin in the Sun
    John Tiffany, The
    Glass Menagerie

    Best Direction of a Musical
    Warren Carlyle,
    After Midnight
    Michael Mayer, Hedwig and the Angry
    Inch

    Leigh Silverman, Violet
    Darko Tresnjak, A Gentleman’s
    Guide to Love and Murder

    Best Choreography
    Warren Carlyle,
    After Midnight
    Steven Hoggett and Kelly Devine, Rocky
    Casey
    Nicholaw, Aladdin
    Susan Stroman, Bullets Over
    Broadway

    Best Orchestrations
    Doug Besterman, Bullets
    Over Broadway

    Jason Robert Brown, The Bridges of Madison
    County

    Steve Sidwell, Beautiful: The Carole King
    Musical

    Jonathan Tunick, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and
    Murder

     

    Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive
    Categories

    Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the
    Theatre

    Jane Greenwood

    Regional Theatre Award
    Signature
    Theatre, New York, N.Y.

    Isabelle Stevenson Award
    Rosie
    O’Donnell

    Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre
    Joseph P.
    Benincasa
    Joan Marcus
    Charlotte Wilcox

    Tony Nominations by
    Production

    A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
    10
    Hedwig and the Angry Inch – 8
    After Midnight
    7
    Beautiful – The Carole King Musical – 7
    The Glass
    Menagerie
    – 7
    Twelfth Night – 7
    Bullets Over Broadway
    6
    The Cripple of Inishmaan – 6
    Act One – 5
    Aladdin
    – 5
    A Raisin in the Sun – 5
    The Bridges of Madison County
    4
    Casa Valentina – 4
    Machinal – 4
    Rocky
    4
    Violet – 4
    Les Misérables – 3
    All The Way
    2
    Cabaret – 2
    If/Then – 2
    Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar
    & Grill
    – 2
    Mothers and Sons – 2
    Of Mice and Men
    2
    A Night with Janis Joplin – 1
    Outside Mullingar
    1
    Richard III – 1
    The Velocity of Autumn – 1

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    Atypical
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    Well, there’s the nominees list posted for me.

    No Denzel, Daniel Radcliffe, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Zachary Quinto, James Franco, Zach Braff, or Marin Mazzie in the acting categories.

    Was anyone predicting Mary Bridget Davies for Lead Actress in a Musical?

    Lots of love for “Twelfth Night” (Samuel Barnett!). Double nods for Mark Rylance this year.

    Surprised that LaTanya Richardson-Jackson made the cut in Lead Actress in a Musical.

    The new rule allowed for five play nominees, but not musical? Musical revivals look weak this year. “Hedwig” wasn’t deemed eligible in Original it seems.

    Yay Anika Noni Rose! I like seeing her recognized as much as possible, and at least this venue appreciates her great talent.

    What overperformed and underperformed? “Aladdin”? “After Midnight”? “If/Then”?

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    SamEckmann
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    **I posted this in the other thread before realizing you made a reactions one! Thanks for that. Ractions away!

    Ok so nominations reactions
    * Im sort of furious that the one category that was expanded to 5 is the only category where it absolutely didnt need to happen. This is the worst crop of new plays in years.  I guess th voters couldnt separate Moss Hart from the boring as hell adaptation and voted that way. 

    *My backing of Bridges backfired. Beautiful was my number 5 (and I really thought there would be 5), but i didnt know if they would want to give 2 out of 4 spots to jukebox musicals. I wouldnt have, especially with other options to choose from. I wouldnt be surprised if Bridges posts closing notice soon without the musical nomination.

    *and speaking of that show: WHERE IS STEVEN PASQUALE?!?! This should have been the induction of a new Bway leading man. He’ll have to comfort himself by being to good looking to function.  (also, Broadway.com listed Adam Jacobs as a 6th nominee for Aladdin all morning….seriously?! How much IS Disney paying you?)

    *Mary Bridgett Davies!! So glad she got in, cuz she friggin deserves it. 

    * Lead actor in a play was an absolute massacre. No Denzel. No Radcliffe. No McKellen. No Quinto. Rylance becomes a double nominee, landing for Richard III which he only did 2 times a week for most of the run. (I didnt have McKellen in my predictions for forever, but that damn Broadway.com cheat sheet swayed me to put him in mine at the last minute. Never again Broadway.com!!)

    *Glad to see Machinal remembered and performing a sweep of the design categories. But I wish Rebecca Hall could have gotten love too.

    *Direction of a Play is completely filled oput by revivals. …again, we dont need 5 best play nominations. Also, lots of people dismissed Leigh Silverman for violet, but glad I predicted her for director of a musical.

    *The two top scorers are A Gentleman’s Guide and Hedwig, as I predicted (and really as it should be) 

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    FreemanGriffin
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    Biggest surprises: Stephen Fry for Featured Actor; Mary Bridget Davies; Samuel Barnett (Yeah!!!!), Kenny Leon for Best Director; 5 nominees in the weakest category, Best Play; Denzel Washington left off the Best Actor list (pleased with this)… no Daniel Radcliffe ): (not really a surprise, but…)

    Mostly, this is an agreeable list! (:

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    SamEckmann
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    Underperformed
    1.) Waiting for Godot/No Man’s Land– lack of consensus likely split votes too much between them as I feared. Missed on: Play Revival, Lead Actor, Set Design.
    2.) Bridges of Madison County– missed on: Musical, Book, Lead Actor.  
    3.) Bullets Over Broadway– oh how the mighty have fallen. Missed on: Musical, Director, Featured Actress

    Also how are the musical revivals weak this year? Those three have gotten better reviews than most of the new musicals. And Hedwig was never going to be  an original work. It aready had its manhattan premiere in the 90’s.

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    Tony Ruiz
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    I will be writing something up later, but there are several holy shit factors here…

    1) Play Actor.  All of the exclusions that Sam mentioned.  Washington being left out really surprises me considering the reviews he got and the fact that Tony voters love a big star.  
    2) Rylance really doesn’t deserve the Richard III nod.  He only did that play twice a week.  Just goes to show that Rylance will be nominated for anything he does.
    3) Twelfth night is really strong.  Three featured actor nods?  And Kudos for them remembering Paul Chiadi. 

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    Also how are the musical revivals weak this year? Those three have gotten better reviews than most of the new musicals. And Hedwig was never going to be an original work. It aready had its manhattan premiere in the 90’s.

    I was just making general comments and asking. Calm down. I thought that premiering on Broadway would qualify “Hedwig” as Original. And I thought that a lack of a fourth nominee indicated a limited/weak field of Revival musical contenders. But I wasn’t making a statement on the lack of quality of the three nominees, reviews wise.

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    Random comments:

    Saddened by the lack of BRIDGES: No Musical, Book, or Actor (THIS ONE REALLY ANGERS ME!!) and to a lesser extent, no Director. I think this show deserved to get in before After Midnight and Aladdin.

    THRILLED at the near shut-out of IF/THEN which only got noms for Menzel and then a by-default nom for its Score.

    I shouldn’t be surprised about Rylance. They worship him….and they just won’t give Radcliffe a break. He didn’t deserve a nom for How to Succeed but has been deserving for Equus and also for this year….still shocked at the list nonetheless, but I expect this to be a win for Cranston.

    And I am sure Marin Mazzie is royally pissed off. She probably thought this would be her ticket to the Tony.

    More thoughts to possibly come later, but despite everything, GENTELMAN’S GUIDE is leading the way and should win a few richly deserved Tonys. At first glance, it may seem like a strange frontrunner due to not being a big name show performing only midly at the box office but the reviews for it were stellar and it is truly a great show. Looking forward to its coronation. 

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    No Michelle Williams either? Wow. But it looks like voters didn’t go for “Cabaret” all that much with only 2 nominations.

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    The Helen Sinclair situation is crazy isnt it. Considering all the big name actresses who auditioned for the part (when was the last time LuPone even thought about auditioning for something?), the amount of time they took to cast it, and the numerous bridges they made Mazzie jump through before finally settling on her…and now she isnt even nominated. Rough.

    And Atypical, Im most calm. There are only 3 nominees because only 4 revivals of musicals premiered on Broadway this season. The fourth was a remounting of a revival of Cabaret, so Im sure voters didnt want to reward it yet again. And If a show has had a previous professional production in manhattan (even if the production wasnt on Broadway) it is deemed a revival at the Tonys. 

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    So Mark Rylance becomes the 5th performer to get 2 acting nominations in the same year. He’s the 1st man to do this, joining Amanda Plummer, Dana Ivey, Kate Burton and Jan Maxwell.

    Audra McDonald becomes the 5th performer to get nominations in all four performance categories, joining Boyd Gaines, Raul Esparza, Angela Lansbury and Jan Maxwell. It’s noteworthy that even McDonald’s nominations for plays contain singing. “A Raisin in the Sun” is the only one that had no singing in it.

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    1) Play Actor.  All of the exclusions that Sam mentioned.  Washington being left out really surprises me considering the reviews he got and the fact that Tony voters love a big star. 

    It reminds me of the Oscars. Best Actor was very crowded and we saw some big names left out like Tom Hanks for “Captain Phillips”.

    I’m also impressed that Tony voters didn’t go for Michelle Williams. She’s not really a big star, but she’s well known and has 3 Oscar nominations. Her performance drew mixed responses, so it’s nice to see an uknown performer with great reviews like Mary Bridget Davies get the Tony nomination.

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    I only saw three plays this Tony year – Twelfth Night, Richard III and No Man’s Land (Waiting For Godot was sold out) so my comments are limited, obviously.

    Mark Rylance can do no wrong.  Twelfth Night deserves all the awards.  And Rylance was amazing in both plays.

    Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart just did not deserve to be there (at least for NML).  They’re good, obviously, but hindered by such boring direction.  While seeing the play, I wanted to nod off and I’m seeing a play with freaking Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart.  That should not happen!

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    Random comments:

    THRILLED at the near shut-out of IF/THEN which only got noms for Menzel and then a by-default nom for its Score. 

    Despite the huge hype, in the end “If/Then” received the same nominations as “Bonnie & Clyde” two years ago (Leading Actress & Score). And in both cases, it seems that the primary reason for the score nomination was the lack of contenders.

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