Broadway Show News - May 2010

What’s Happening Broadway… May 2010

It’s that time of the year. Summer is quickly approaching, the Broadway spring season is in full bloom and the Tony Awards are fast approaching. There are so many fantastic shows lighting up the various stages in NYC. If you are thinking of taking a trip to Broadway, there are several shows that have received the industry’s highest nominations. Be among the first to check them out.

"Glee" and Spring Awakening star Lea Michele and God of Carnage's Jeff Daniels announced the nominations for the 64th Annual Tony Awards May 4 at the The New York Public Library for Performing Arts. The Tony Awards will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from Radio City Music Hall on CBS June 13, 2010.

Fences, starring Denzel Washington who was nominated for Best Actor, leads the pack with ten nominations, marking the first time a revival has ever received that many nods. Two musical revivals that originated at London's Menier Chocolate Factory — A Little Night Music and La Cage aux Folles — were nominated for Best Revival of a Musical.

In addition to Washington’s nomination, some pretty big television and Hollywood stars were recognized for their runs on Broadway was well including Jude Law (Hamlet), Laura Linney (Time Stands Still), Kelsey Grammar (La Cage aux Folles), Sean Hayes (Promises, Promises) and Catherine Zeta-Jones ( A Little Night Music). It’s going to be a tight and exciting competition to say the least.

And the nominees are…

Best Play:

In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play
Next Fall
Time Stands Still

Best Musical:

American Idiot
Million Dollar Quartet
Best Book of a Musical
Everyday Rapture
Million Dollar Quartet

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

The Addams Family

Best Revival of a Play:

Lend Me a Tenor
The Royal Family
A View from the Bridge

Best Revival of a Musical:

Finian's Rainbow
La Cage aux Folles
A Little Night Music

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play:

Jude Law, Hamlet
Alfred Molina, Red
Liev Schreiber, A View from the Bridge
Christopher Walken, A Behanding in Spokane
Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play:

Viola Davis, Fences
Valerie Harper, Looped
Linda Lavin, Collected Stories
Laura Linney, Time Stands Still
Jan Maxwell, The Royal Family

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical:

Kelsey Grammer, La Cage aux Folles
Sean Hayes, Promises, Promises
Douglas Hodge, La Cage aux Folles
Chad Kimball, Memphis
Sahr Ngaujah, Fela!

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical:

Kate Baldwin, Finian's Rainbow
Montego Glover, Memphis
Christiane Noll, Ragtime
Sherie Rene Scott, Everyday Rapture
Catherine Zeta-Jones, A Little Night Music

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play:

David Alan Grier, Race
Stephen McKinley Henderson, Fences
Jon Michael Hill, Superior Donuts
Stephen Kunken, Enron
Eddie Redmayne, Red

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play:

Maria Dizzia, In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play
Rosemary Harris, The Royal Family
Jessica Hecht, A View from the Bridge
Scarlett Johansson, A View from the Bridge
Jan Maxwell, Lend Me a Tenor

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical:

Kevin Chamberlin, The Addams Family
Robin De Jesús, La Cage aux Folles
Christopher Fitzgerald, Finian's Rainbow
Levi Kreis, Million Dollar Quartet
Bobby Steggert, Ragtime

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical:

Barbara Cook, Sondheim on Sondheim
Katie Finneran, Promises, Promises
Angela Lansbury, A Little Night Music
Karine Plantadit, Come Fly Away
Lillias White, Fela!

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