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2013 Tony Nominations; Awards - June 9th on CBS

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The 67th annual Tony Awards nominations were announced earlier today in New York by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The winners will be announced during the broadcast on CBS, live from Radio City Music Hall, on June 9.

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'Kinky Boots' gets a leading 13 Tony Award nods

The Cyndi Lauper-scored musical will compete against another leading nominee, "Matilda: The Musical."

 Tony Award nominations: The cast during a performance of the musical 'Kinky Boots.'

AP Photo: The O+M Company, Matthew Murphy. Tony Award nominations: The Cyndi Lauper-scored musical "Kinky Boots" earned 13 nods.

NEW YORK — The Cyndi Lauper-scored "Kinky Boots" has earned a leading 13 Tony Award nominations, with the British import "Matilda: The Musical" close behind with 12.

"Kinky Boots" is based on the 2005 British movie about a real-life shoe factory that struggles until it finds new life in fetish footwear. Lauper's songs and a story by Harvey Fierstein have made it a crowd-pleaser.

"I walked my dog early this morning so I'd be back in time to listen to the announcement. It's so great. It's so great. I'm done crying a little bit. But I'm still thrilled and a little stunned," Lauper said.

The haul did not match the record number of nominations for a musical, which is 15, set by "The Producers" in 2001 and "Billy Elliot" in 2009. "The Book of Mormon" nabbed 14 Tony nods in 2011.

The leading actor in a play nominees are Tom Hanks for "Lucky Guy," Nathan Lane for "The Nance," Tracy Letts from "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," David Hyde Pierce from "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" and Tom Sturridge from "Orphans."

"Matilda: The Musical" is a witty musical adaptation of the novel by Roald Dahl and is true to his bleak vision of childhood as a savage battleground.

Both "Kinky Boots" and "Matilda" will compete for the best musical prize with the acrobatic "Bring It On: The Musical" and "A Christmas Story, The Musical," adapted from the beloved holiday movie.

Among the flurry of nominations, "Kinky Boots" also earned Fierstein a nod for best book. David Rockwell got one for sets, as did Jerry Mitchell for directing and for choreography. Nominations went to its two leading men, Billy Porter and Stark Sands, and Annaleigh Ashford earned a featured role nomination.

"Matilda" earned nominations for choreography, Matthew Warchus' directing, Chris Nightingale's orchestrations, best book by Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin' lyrics and songs. Bertie Carvel was nominated for best leading role in a musical.

Carvel, who played the same evil headmistress role in London, said he is enjoying his time in New York, although he did admit to being nervous about how Americans would react. "I feel like I've landed on happy shores," he said. "The show is in great shape. People are loving it."

Minchin wasn't going to get crazy following the nomination: "I'm going to have a coffee with my agent today. That's about as crazy as I'm going to get. We're a low-key bunch of people. We all just get on with it," he said.

Some big names snubbed this year were Al Pacino of "Glengarry Glen Ross," Katie Holmes in "Dead Accounts," Bette Midler in "I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers" and Scarlett Johansson from the revival of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."

The best musical revival candidates are "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella," ''Annie," ''The Mystery of Edwin Drood" and "Pippin," which nabbed 10 nominations.

Kenneth Posner had a great morning. The lighting designer got nominations for "Kinky Boots," ''Pippin" and "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella." He will face off against Hugh Vanstone, the lighting designer for "Matilda: The Musical."

The best play nominees are Richard Greenberg's "The Assembled Parties," Nora Ephron's "Lucky Guy," Colm Toibin's "The Testament of Mary" and Christopher Durang's "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."

Playwright Douglas Carter Beane earned a best book nomination for the lush, big musical "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella," but not for his more intimate play "The Nance," although it earned five nods. A veteran, he rolled with it Tuesday morning.

"You just have to really enjoy it when you get nominated, and you have to just not care when you're not," he said. "It's great to show I'm not just this one thing. Just as actors like to show off their versatility, writers like to do it, too."

The nominations were announced Tuesday in a televised event co-hosted by Tony winner Sutton Foster and "Modern Family" star Jesse Tyler Ferguson. The awards will be broadcast on CBS from Radio City Music Hall on June 9.

The Tony committee also said playwright Larry Kramer, author of "The Normal Heart" and co-founder of the Gay Men's Health Crisis, will receive the Isabelle Stevenson Award for a "substantial contribution" on behalf of a charity or social service organization.

THE NOMINEES

Best Play

  • "The Assembled Parties"
  • ''Lucky Guy"
  • ''The Testament of Mary"
  • ''Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"

Best Musical

  • "Bring It On: The Musical"
  • ''A Christmas Story, the Musical"
  • ''Kinky Boots"
  • ''Matilda: The Musical"

Best Book of a Musical

  • "A Christmas Story, the Musical"
  • ''Kinky Boots"
  • ''Matilda: The Musical"
  • ''Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella"

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theater

  • "A Christmas Story, the Musical"
  • ''Hands on a Hardbody"
  • ''Kinky Boots" |
  • ''Matilda: The Musical"

Best Revival of a Play

  • "Golden Boy"
  • ''Orphans"
  • ''The Trip to Bountiful"
  • ''Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

Best Revival of a Musical

  • "Annie"
  • ''The Mystery of Edwin Drood"
  • ''Pippin"
  • ''Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

  • Tom Hanks, "Lucky Guy"
  • Nathan Lane, "The Nance"
  • Tracy Letts, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
  • David Hyde Pierce, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"
  • Tom Sturridge, "Orphans"

Best Performance by an Actress in Leading Role in a Play

  • Laurie Metcalf, "The Other Place"
  • Amy Morton, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
  • Kristine Nielsen, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"
  • Holland Taylor, "Ann"
  • Cicely Tyson, "The Trip to Bountiful"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

  • Bertie Carvel, "Matilda: The Musical"
  • Santino Fontana, "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella"
  • Rob McClure, "Chaplin"
  • Billy Porter, "Kinky Boots"
  • Stark Sands, "Kinky Boots"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

  • Stephanie J. Block, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"
  • Carolee Carmello, "Scandalous"
  • Valisia LeKae, "Motown: The Musical"
  • Patina Miller, "Pippin"
  • Laura Osnes, "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

  • Danny Burstein, "Golden Boy"
  • Richard Kind, "The Big Knife"
  • Billy Magnussen, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"
  • Tony Shalhoub, "Golden Boy"
  • Courtney B. Vance, "Lucky Guy"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

  • Carrie Coon, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
  • Shalita Grant, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"
  • Judith Ivey, "The Heiress"
  • Judith Light, "The Assembled Parties"
  • Condola Rashad, "The Trip to Bountiful"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

  • Charl Brown, "Motown: The Musical"
  • Keith Carradine, "Hands on a Hardbody"
  • Will Chase, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"
  • Gabriel Ebert, "Matilda: The Musical"
  • Terrence Mann, "Pippin"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

  • Annaleigh Ashford, "Kinky Boots"
  • Victoria Clark, "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella"
  • Andrea Martin, "Pippin"
  • Keala Settle, "Hands on a Hardbody"
  • Lauren Ward, "Matilda: The Musical"

AP Entertainment Writer Frazier Moore and AP National Writer Jocelyn Noveck contributed to this report.

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Critic's Notebook

Tony Nominations 2013: 10 plot twists to know

cast of 'Kinky Boots

The cast of "Kinky Boots," whose 13 nominations prove that Harvey Fierstein, who wrote the musical's book, is the Harvey Weinstein of the Tonys. (Matthew Murphy / The O+M Company / Associated Press)

April 30, 2013, 8:11 a.m.

Ten noteworthy plot turns in the 2013 Tony nominations


1. “Kinky Boots” (with 13 nominations) edging “Matilda” (with 12 nominations) for most nominated show. A reminder that Harvey Fierstein, the “Kinky” book writer, is the Harvey Weinstein of the Tonys.


2. “Bring It On: The Musical” getting a nomination for best musical over “Hands on a Hardbody.” The lesson: Gymnastic cheerleading more crowd-pleasing than a paralytic auto-dealership marathon.

FULL COVERAGE: Tonys 2013

3. Bette Midler getting frozen out of the best actress category. Makes sense artistically, but how did the Tony nominating committee resist the publicity lure? (A fiery meeting no doubt taking place at CBS, which broadcasts the June 9 Tony ceremony, on Tuesday morning.)


4. Colm Tóibín’s “The Testament of Mary” getting a nomination for best play but Fiona Shaw getting squeezed out of the very competitive best actress category. A strange turn of events but more of a numbers game than an artistic statement.


PHOTOS: 2013 Tonys top nominees

5. Stars getting snubbed, Part I. Alec Baldwin, Jessica Chastain and Sigourney Weaver were all passed over while their co-stars received some love. Proof that the Tony nominating committee understands the meaning of “all that glitters is not gold.”


6. Stars getting snubbed, Part II. Al Pacino ignored for his egregiously silly performance in “Glengarry Glen Ross.” Reports of the demise of common sense on the Great White Way are somewhat exaggerated.


7. Stars getting snubbed, Part III. No nominations for Cuba Gooding Jr. or Vanessa Williams while Condola Rashad receives a nomination alongside the great Cicely Tyson in the revival of “The Trip to Bountiful.” Tyson, if there’s any cosmic justice, should walk away with the best actress award.

PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage

8. Tom Hanks’ ensemble performance in “Lucky Guy” being justly recognized along with his costar Courtney B. Vance’s. Yet another sign that the Hollywood backlash was more discerning than not.


9. Despite the star worshiping by producers on Broadway, there’s still safety in numbers, as Alan Cumming and Midler learned the hard way. (Holland Taylor’s solo performance in “Ann” is the exception that proves the rule.)


10. Pam Mackinnon’s revival of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” the bright spot of the season, being remembered in so many categories, including nods for the leads, Tracy Letts and Amy Morton. Hey, maybe intelligence and good taste still count for something?

ALSO:

A rich season for playwright Richard Greenberg

Review: 'Kinky Boots' is unsteady in its Broadway walk

Tracy Letts plays his part in illuminating Edward Albee's 'Woolf'

Charles.mcnulty@latimes.com

Twitter.com\charlesmcnulty

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April 30, 2013 10:09 AM

Tony nominations 2013: Hollywood names fall short

(CBS News) Big names dominated the Great White Way this year -- Tom Hanks, Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Bette Midler, Katie Holmes and Scarlett Johansson -- all starred in much-touted shows. But Hollywood names were noticeably absent from 2013 Tony nominations announced Wednesday morning.

Tom Hanks snagged a Leading Role nomination for his portrayal of newspaper columnist Mike McAlary in Nora Ephron's "Lucky Guy." "Lucky Guy" was also nominated for Best Play.

"Orphans," which stars Baldwin and Tom Sturridge, picked up a nomination for Best Revival Play, and Tom Sturridge was nominated for his leading role in "Orphans."

CBS News' Mo Rocca, who starred in the "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" in 2007, weighed in on this year's picks. Rocca noted that Midler, Baldwin, Johansson and Pacino were "all overlooked" in a batch of nominations that proves Hollywood heavyweights do not necessarily translate to Tony gold. Midler stars in "I'll Eat You Last," Baldwin in "Orphans" and Pacino in Glengarry Glen Ross revival.

"Still people who aren't wildly famous, in theater, get acknowledged...just because you're wildly famous doesn't guarantee you a nomination," Rocca said on "CBS This Morning."

Still, some silver screen stars fared well -- Tom Hanks, Nathan Lane, and David Hyde Pierce were all nominated in the Best Actor in a Play category. Lane stars in "The Nance" and David Hyde Pierce in "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."

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The anticipated standoff in the musical categories came down to "Matilda" versus "Kinky Boots," which brought in 12 and 13 nominations respectively. Rocca explained that the two would have tied for nominations if the actresses who play Matilda were eligible to be nominated. The Tony administration committee ruled last week that the four young actresses who rotate in the title role are not eligible for a joint award, overturning a rule that allowed the teenage boys who shared the lead role in "Billy Elliot" to take home a joint Best Actor Tony in 2009.

Two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster and "Modern Family" star Jesse Tyler Ferguson announced the nominations Wednesday morning at New York City's Lincoln Center. Ferguson stars in ABC's "Modern Family" but got his start on Broadway, appearing in "On The Town" and "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." He will will revisit his theatrical roots this summer, starring as Dromio in Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park's "The Comedy of Errors." Sutton Foster has received Tony Awards for her performances in "Anything Goes" and "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and currently stars in ABC's "Bunheads."

The 67th annual Tony Awards -- presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing -- will be broadcast on CBS, live from Radio City Music Hall, on June 9.

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chickenbutt1367345343.4424193 PostsRegistered 1/16/2006chickentown

Yay for Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein! Love them both, so I'm glad to see that they are being recognized. Haven't seen this, or any play, since I'm a West Coast chicken but I was happy to see their play/musical has done well.

Bippity boppity BOOYAH!

Shelbelle1367353667.0534706 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I am so happy for the Pippin revival, I absolutely loved this musical in 1973 when I first saw it on Broadway, fantastic!!!

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