‘Natasha’ gets 12 nods
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