The nominations for the 2018 Tony Awards were announced this morning, and among this year's most nominated productions are the musical adaptation of beloved film Mean Girls, the revival of the Tony Kushner's gay HIV fantasia Angels in America and the gender-bending chorus of SpongeBob SquarePants.
Another monumental two-part drama, a revival of "Angels in America", took 11 nominations, including best play revival, best actor Andrew Garfield and best featured actor for Nathan Lane as closeted conservative firebrand Roy Cohn. "I'm from a small town where people don't really get out and dream big". Both were eligible in the Leading Actress in a Musical category, for which six of their competitors were nominated - indicating there was a tie for the final slot, and neither one of them were up for it.
Anthony Boyle won a nomination for best featured actor for his work in "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child". The lush "My Fair Lady" scooped up 10 nominations, including ones for best musical revival, lead actress (Lauren Ambrose), lead actor (Harry Hadden-Paton), and featured actor and actress (Norbert Leo Butz and Diana Rigg). "I just really thought I would never be here".
London transplant Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, Parts One and Two was nominated for 10 awards as was a Broadway revival of My Fair Lady re-interpreted for a #MeToo, post-feminist NY audience.
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The Best Play nominations include The Children, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Junk, and Fairnelli and the King. He says you can hear "audible gasps, and sobs".
"The Band's Visit", "Carousel" and "Angels in America" closely follow with 11 nods each.
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Other nominees include Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Junk, Latin History for Morons, Fairnelli and the King, and The Children for Best Play.
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The awards will be presented 8 p.m. June 10, broadcast live on CBS from Radio City Music Hall.