NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The musical “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” a musical romp in which a poor man comically eliminates the eight heirs ahead of him for a title, has nabbed a leading 10 Tony Award nominations.
The nominations announced Tuesday morning also made waves for snubbing some big names, including Denzel Washington, Daniel Radcliffe, James Franco, Zachary Quinto and Michelle Williams.
The musicals up for the big prize in June are: “After Midnight,” “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” “Aladdin,” and “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.”
The best new play category has James Lapine’s “Act One,” Terrance McNally’s “Mothers and Sons,” Robert Schenkkan’s “All the Way,” John Patrick Shanley’s “Outside Mullingar” and Harvey Fierstein’s “Casa Valentina.”
On Monday, the Tony Awards Administration Committee said it will present New York City’s Signature Theatre with the 2014 Regional Theatre Award. This is the first year that the award has been open to theater companies in New York.
The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, joint producers of the show, will host the glittery ceremony from Radio City Music Hall on June 8. It will be broadcast live by CBS.
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