NEWS

Broadway waits as Tony Award nominations revealed Tuesday

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

NEW YORK (AP) — Many of Broadway's best will be up a little earlier than usual. It's Tony Award nominations day.

The nominations will be announced Tuesday from The Paramount Hotel in a televised event co-hosted by Tony winner Mary-Louise Parker and Bruce Willis.

There were some 40 nominators this year, selecting candidates for 24 competitive categories of Tonys, which will be handed out at Radio City Music Hall on June 7.

Top musical candidates are "Fun Home," a show based on Alison Bechdel's coming of age graphic novel; "Something Rotten!," a big, bawdy show about the birth of the first musical; a dance-heavy stage adaptation of the 1951 musical film "An American in Paris"; and the Chita Rivera-led "The Visit."

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