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  • 24Emmy
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    #434588

    Raul Esparza and Katie Finneran will announce the nominations today (their website says 11AM — 12:30PM EST).

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    Anthony
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    Oh, the OCC…they feel like the Golden Globes of the Theatre season in a way. They are a good for a way to see where the tides are starting to turn and yet they throw some random curveballs that don’t amount to anything. Last season alone, Marin Mazzie won in Featured and never showed up in the race again. Closed musicals like Women on the Verge and Chaplin made it into Best Musical and one of the more bizarre instances, Young Frankenstein WON Best Musical.

    Still curious to see the nominations. 

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    FreemanGriffin
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    I’m thinking that Fun Home will be ineligible for consideration for both Outer Critics and Drama Desk nominations? It is a new staging of it (in the round) but I don’t suppose that matters, right?

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    Anthony
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    FUN HOME should be ineligible for both these and the Drama Desks, so it should be a very interesting precursor season. What makes it even more interesting is having HAMILTON in the mix because despite being very acclaimed, FUN HOME couldn’t manage to topple most of the Broadway nominees from last year but with how intense the buzz/acclaim, it’ll be very exciting if it won a lot and then that would just make some of the wins on Tony night all the more suspensful. If they go for Broadway, I almost feel they’d vote for Something Rotten but I do think Fun Home will win the Tony.

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    adamunc
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    Here are the OCC noms. LOL at It Shoulda Been You. Snort.


    OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAY

    The Audience

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    Wolf Hall

     

    OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL

    An American in Paris

    It Shoulda Been You

    The Last Ship

    Something Rotten!

    The Visit

     

    OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY PLAY

    Between Riverside and Crazy

    The City of Conversation

    The Nether

    Rasheeda Speaking

    The Village Bike

     

    OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL

    A Christmas Memory

    Disenchanted

    The Fortress of Solitude

    Hamilton

    Lonesome Traveler

     

    OUTSTANDING BOOK OF A MUSICAL

    (Broadway or Off-Broadway)

    Hamilton

    It Shoulda Been You

    The Last Ship

    Something Rotten!

    The Visit

     

    OUTSTANDING NEW SCORE

    (Broadway or Off-Broadway)

    Hamilton

    It Shoulda Been You

    The Last Ship

    Something Rotten!

    The Visit

    OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A PLAY

    (Broadway or Off-Broadway)

    The Elephant Man

    Fashions for Men

    The Heidi Chronicles

    Skylight

    You Can’t Take It With You

     

    OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL

    (Broadway or Off-Broadway)

    Into the Woods

    The King and I

    On the Town

    On the Twentieth Century

    Side Show

     

    OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A PLAY

    Stephen Daldry    The Audience

    Marianne Elliott    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    Scott Ellis   The Elephant Man

    Scott Ellis    You Can’t Take It With You

    Jeremy Herrin    Wolf Hall

     

    OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL

    Scott Ellis    On the Twentieth Century

    Thomas Kail    Hamilton

    Casey Nicholaw    Something Rotten!

    David Hyde Pierce    It Shoulda Been You

    Christopher Wheeldon    An American in Paris

     

    OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHER

    Joshua Bergasse   On the Town

    Andy Blankenbuehler    Hamilton

    Warren Carlyle    On the Twentieth Century

    Casey Nicholaw    Something Rotten!

    Christopher Wheeldon    An American in Paris

     

    OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN

    (Play or Musical)

    Bunny Christie    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    Bob Crowley    An American in Paris

    Scott Pask    Something Rotten!

    David Rockwell    On the Twentieth Century

    Michael Yeargan    The King and I

     

    OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN

    (Play or Musical)

    Gregg Barnes    Something Rotten!

    Bob Crowley    The Audience

    William Ivey Long    On the Twentieth Century

    Christopher Orem    Wolf Hall

    Catherine Zuber    The King and I

    OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN

    (Play or Musical)
    Paule Constable    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    Jeff Croiter     Something Rotten!

    Rick Fisher     The Audience

    Natasha Katz     An American in Paris

    Japhy Weideman    The Visit

     

    OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A PLAY

    Reed Birney    I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard

    Bradley Cooper    The Elephant Man

    Stephen McKinley Henderson    Between Riverside and Crazy

    Ben Miles    Wolf Hall

    Alex Sharp    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

     

    OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A PLAY

    Greta Gerwig     The Village Bike

    Jan Maxwell    The City of Conversation

    Helen Mirren    The Audience

    Elisabeth Moss    The Heidi Chronicles

    Tonya Pinkins    Rasheeda Speaking

     

    OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

    Christian Borle    Something Rotten!

    Brian d’Arcy James    Something Rotten!

    Robert Fairchild    An American in Paris

    Peter Gallagher    On the Twentieth Century

    Tony Yazbeck    On the Town

     

    OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

    Kristin Chenoweth    On the Twentieth Century

    Leanne Cope    An American in Paris

    Tyne Daly    It Shoulda Been You

    Kelli O’Hara    The King and I

    Chita Rivera    The Visit

     

    OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY

    Paul Jesson     Wolf Hall

    Richard McCabe   The Audience

    Alessandro Nivola   The Elephant Man

    Nathaniel Parker    Wolf Hall

    Bryce Pinkham     The Heidi Chronicles   

     

    OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY

    Annaleigh Ashford   You Can’t Take It With You

    Patricia Clarkson   The Elephant Man

    Francesca Faridany   The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    Julie Halston   You Can’t Take It With You

    Lydia Leonard   Wolf Hall

     

    OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

    John Cariani   Something Rotten!

    Josh Grisetti   It Shoulda Been You

    Andy Karl   On the Twentieth Century

    Paul Alexander Nolan   Doctor Zhivago

    Max von Essen   An American in Paris

     

    OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

    Heidi Blickenstaff   Something Rotten!

    Victoria Clark   Gigi

    Megan Fairchild   On the Town

    Ruthie Ann Miles    The King and I  

    Mary Louise Wilson   On the Twentieth Century

     

    OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE

    Joe Assadourian     The Bullpen

    Jim Dale    Just Jim Dale

    Tom Dugan    Wiesenthal

    Cush Jumbo    Josephine and I

    Benjamin Scheuer    The Lion

     

    JOHN GASSNER AWARD

    (Presented for an American play, preferably by a new playwright)

    Ayad Akhtar     The Invisible Hand

    Halley Feiffer     I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard

    Elizabeth Irwin     My Mañana Comes

    Markus Potter     Stalking the Bogeyman

    Benjamin Scheuer     The Lion

     

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    SkyLight
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    Bart Sher snubbed and DHP gets in? LOL ok. 

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    adamunc
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    And a big goose egg for Honeymoon in Vegas. No Danza, no McClure, no Score, no nothin’.

    But you go, Scott Ellis, with your three directing nominations from this sad little group.

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    Tony Ruiz
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    So Something Rotten has the early lead…is Borle going lead at the Tony’s??

    Glad to see Fairchild getting into the Lead Actor race.  I think this will most likely be the lineup at the Tony’s.  Awesome for Yazbeck!

    I don’t see ISBY having as much of a presence on Tony day.

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    adamunc
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    I guess with Fun Home ineligible, something was going to snag some spots. So to nominate ISBY for all those things, they must have REALLY found Dr. Zhivago and Finding Neverland distasteful.

    Also odd that even with all the Hamilton love, no acting nominations for it. But thank goodness lots of white folks got nominated.

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    Tony Ruiz
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    A really powerhouse group of Choreographers.

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    Tony Ruiz
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    Wow…I didn’t even really notice the Finding Neverland snubs!  Harvey just got nut-punched!

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    adamunc
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    The OCCs are well-known for being somewhat wacky. But this year’s are even more so than normal. It’s like they went out of their way to snub some people and shows.

    That is a really great group of choreographers. And yet we all know that Wheeldon will win everything this season, because he turned a dance musical into a critical and (so far) commercial success.

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    SamEckmann
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    RE: Borle’s placement, the OCC are not bound by any Tony rules. They can vote for performers in lead/featured as they see fit. Borle has more of a supporting role in Something Rotten! (BDJ is the one true lead of the piece) but his placement could go either way. Im also beginning to think Heidi Blickenstaff could be pulled along for the ride with Something Rotten! She is completely underutilized in the show (its def a boys club) but she’s superb and makes the most out of her limited material. 

    So weird that Hamilton has zero acting nominations. Phillipa Soo? C’mon!!!  

    It Shoulda Been You should enjoy today, itll likely be their biggest day of awards season. No way the Tonys will snub Bartlett Sher in favor of Pierce.

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    FreemanGriffin
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    So many reactions, so I will go from category to category:

    Only 3 nominations for Best New Broadway Play! Wolf Hall got 3 acting nominations with The Audience (no Judith Ivey) and Curious Incident getting two each for acting… all 3 are up for Best Director of a Play..

    SHOCKED by the love for It Shoulda Been You – more on that later… Also, The Last Ship’s nomination in this category is a headscratcher too. Finding Neverland got ZERO nominations! Thrilled to see The Visit in this category.

    Shocked that Hamilton didn’t receive a single musical acting category nomination… (in fact, none of the off-broadway musicals got any)

    The book and the score of It Shoulda Been You were nominated – who did they sleep with to get these nominations? (; Glad The Visit made it into both categories.

    It’s Only a Play was shut out in all categories… as was A Delicate Balance ):

    Side Show was nominated for Revival of a Musical! Hooray! But NO other nominations?

    Scott Ellis got 3 nominations for Director in two categories (I have the feeling he is going to lose 3 times) – NO Bartlett Sher, but David Hyde-Pierce? Really disappointed John Rando isn’t on the nominations list.

    Some of the design nominations went for different shows than I thought the nominee would get Tony nominations for; it will be interesting to see what the panelists do…

    Constellations was completely shut out, including Jake and Ruth ): Boo!

    Was Hand To God ineligible this year due to playing off-broadway last year?

    Helen Mirren and Elisabeth Moss are the only Tony eligible actresses nominated…

    Tyne Daly nominated instead of Lisa Howard? Geesh… (and in LEAD?)

    Julie Halston for You Can’t Take It With You is a big surprise…

    The biggest surprises for me are in the Featured Actor in a Musical category: John Cariani, Josh Grisetti and Paul Alexander Nolan. I’ve been predicting Andy Karl will win the Tony and the lack of a nomination for Brad Oscar makes me more confident in this.

    Hooray for Heidi Bleckenstaff! This category will be the most different on Tony nomination morning since I think Fun Home has the potential to get 3 (maybe 4, depending on category placement) of the Featured Actress nominations.

    No acting nominations for Skylight, just one for Revival of a Play…

    On the Twentieth Century leads with the most nominations of a Revival of a Musical with 9; The King and I has 5

    As usual, the Outer Critics march to their own drummer! (:

    12: Something Rotten!
    9: On the Twentieth Century
    8: An American In Paris
    7: Wolf Hall
    6: The Audience
    6: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    6: It Shoulda Been You
    5: The Elephant Man
    5: The King and I
    5: The Visit
    4: You Can’t Take It With You
    4: Hamilton
    3: The Heidi Chronicles
    3: The Last Ship
    3: On the Town
    1: Doctor Zhivago
    1: Gigi
    1: Skylight

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    Djoko
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    I’m glad Something Rotten! deservedly got the most noms, but no Brad Oscar is a huge oversight. I still think he’ll win the Tony and the Drama Desks will make up for it. Plus, Christian Borle is definitely Featured in the show, while John Cariani is a co-lead with Brian d’Arcy James.

    The Outer Critics are every year extremely “outer.” I’m not even going to start will all of their snubs, specifically Constellations and the Hamilton cast.

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