Wednesday, 1 May 2013

BEST OF BROADWAY: Kinky Boots, Matilda lead the pack of 2013 Tony nominations

RAZZLE DAZZLE: Cast members in a scene from Kinky Boots.

The Harvey Fierstein-Cyndi Lauper musical Kinky Boots, based on the 2005 British film, dominated the Tony nominations announced Tuesday morning, garnering 13 nods, including best-score honours for Lauper for her first-ever musical. Trailing not far behind were Matilda (12 nods), Pippin (10 nods), and Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (9 nods). 

Among the plays, the acclaimed revival of Clifford Odets’ Golden Boy proved strong with 8 nods. Two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is gunning for EGOT territory with a best actor in a play nod in his first Broadway role in Lucky Guy. (Its late author Nora Ephron was also nominated for the journalism bio). Meanwhile, Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike picked up 6 nods, though star Sigourney Weaver’s comic turn was overlooked. 

Presented by the American Theatre Wing, the Tonys will be handed out during a live CBS broadcast on June 9 at 8pm. To see the complete list of nominations, visit tonyawards.com.




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