‘Natasha’ gets 12 nods

New Straits Times - - World -

NEW YORK: Cate Blanchett, Sally Field and Bette Mi­dler re­ceived act­ing nom­i­na­tions for Broad­way’s Tony Awards on Tues­day, while Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 led the pack with 12 nods, in­clud­ing the top prize, best mu­si­cal.

Close be­hind was the hit re­vival of Hello, Dolly!, which took 10 nom­i­na­tions, in­clud­ing one for lead ac­tor David Hyde Pierce. He will com­pete against Josh Groban mak­ing his Broad­way de­but in Natasha, Pierre, a lav­ish spec­ta­cle based on a snip­pet of Tol­stoy’s War and Peace.

Ground­hog Day The Mu­si­cal, Come From Away and teen-aged angst drama Dear Evan Hansen, which won rave re­views and took nine nom­i­na­tions, were other best mu­si­cal nom­i­nees.

Best play nom­i­nees were led by A Doll’s House, Part 2, with eight nom­i­na­tions, in­clud­ing for stars Lau­rie Met­calf and Chris Cooper, Oslo, about the 1993 Oslo peace ac­cords, Pulitzer Prize win­ning drama Sweat and In­de­cent.

Only three shows were nom­i­nated for best mu­si­cal re­vival: Falset­tos, Miss Saigon and Hello, Dolly!

(From left) Bette Mi­dler, Sally Field and Cate Blanchett

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