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Presenting The 75th Annual Tony Awards Nominations

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The 75th Annual Tony Awards nominations were revealed by Joshua Henry and Adrienne Warren. Henry is most famously known for being the first to play Aaron Burr in “Hamilton” on the US Tour while Ms. Warren is known for being the legendary Tina Turner from “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical”. We also fondly remember her from being a part of the company of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Here now are your nominations.

** The Design Categories **

Best Scenic Design Of A Play:
Beowulf Boritt, POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive
Michael Carnahan and Nicholas Hussong, Skeleton Crew
Es Devlin, The Lehman Trilogy
Anna Fleischle, Hangmen
Scott Pask, American Buffalo
Adam Rigg, The Skin of Our Teeth

Best Scenic Design Of A Musical:
Beowulf Boritt and 59 Productions, Flying Over Sunset
Bunny Christie, Company
Arnulfo Maldonado, A Strange Loop
Derek McLane and Peter Nigrini, MJ
Allen Moyer, Paradise Square
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The 74th Tony Award Nominations Are Announced

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The Tony Award nominees were just announced yesterday (Thursday) by actor James Monroe Iglehart who played the Genie in the play for “Aladdin” and even won himself a Tony for doing so. Let’s take a look at the list of nominations down below.

Best Musical:
“Jagged Little Pill”
“Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
“Tina — The Tina Turner Musical”

Best Play:
“Grand Horizons”
“The Inheritance”
“Sea Wall/A Life”
“Slave Play”
“The Sound Inside”
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Breaking: The 74th Annual Tony Awards Are Postponed Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

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The Statement:
Tony Award Productions released the following statement on March 25 regarding the American Theatre Wing’s 2020 Tony Awards®, presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing:

The 74th Annual Tony Awards, scheduled to air live on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 7th from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, will be postponed and rescheduled at a later date, in coordination with our broadcast partner. The health and safety of the Broadway community, artists and fans are of the utmost importance to us.
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“And The Nominees Are” – Complete 2019 Tony Award Hopefuls

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The full nominations for the 2019 Tony Awards (or the “Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Broadway Theatre” if you want to be formal) were just recently announced and to make sure all of our readers are in the aware, I have culled together these nominations and will offer up a few thoughts at the close. Let’s go.

Best Musical:
Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations
Beetlejuice
Hadestown
The Prom
Tootsie

Best Play:
Choir Boy by Tarell Alvin McCraney
The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth
Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus by Taylor Mac
Ink by James Graham
What the Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Schreck

Best Revival of a Musical:
Kiss Me, Kate
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
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“And The Winner Is” – Complete 2018 Tony Award Winners

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Last night the 72nd Annual Tony Awards were broadcast from NYC’s own Radio City Music Hall. Let’s take a look at the sum total winners list as culled from a few different entertainment websites. Of the biggest winners of last nights awards were “The Band’s Visit” that took home “10” Tony’s while “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” went home with “6” of the awards. The show was hosted by both Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles who talked and performed to the delight of the audience watching at home and in person.

Best Play:
“The Children”
“Farinelli and The King”
“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two” (WINNER)
“Junk”
“Latin History for Morons”

Best Musical:
“The Band’s Visit” (WINNER)
“Frozen”
“Mean Girls”
“SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical”

Best Revival of a Play:
“Angels in America” (WINNER)
“Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women”
“Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh”
“Lobby Hero”
“Travesties”
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