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‘Gentlemen’s Guide’ leads Tony nominations



NEW YORK — The musical “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” a comedic romp in which a poor man eliminates the eight heirs ahead of him for a title, nabbed a leading 10 Tony Award nominations today.
Nominations were spread out for most other shows.
“Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” a cult off-Broadway hit about a transgender East German performer, stars Neil Patrick Harris and won eight nominations.
“After Midnight,” a musical celebrating Duke Ellington’s years at the Cotton Club nightclub, got seven nominations, tied with “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” and a British revival of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.”
Bryan Cranston won a nod for playing Lyndon Johnson in “All the Way,” and Woody Allen got one for turning his film “Bullets Over Broadway” into a musical.
Here is a select list of nominees for the 2014 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards:
Best Play: “Act One,” “All The Way,” “Casa Valentina,” “Mothers and Sons.” “Outside Mullingar”
Best Musical: “After Midnight,” “Aladdin,” “Beautiful-The Carole King Musical,” “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder”
Best Book of a Musical: “Aladdin,” “Beautiful-The Carole King Musical,” “Bullets Over Broadway A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder”
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theater: “Aladdin, “The Bridges of Madison County,” “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder,” “If/Then”
Best Revival of a Play: “The Cripple of Inishmaan, “The Glass Menagerie,” “A Raisin in the Sun,” “Twelfth Night”
Best Revival of a Musical: “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” “Les Miserables,” “Violet”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Samuel Barnett, “Twelfth Night,” Bryan Cranston, “All the Way,” Chris O’Dowd, “Of Mice and Men,” Mark Rylance, “Richard III,” Tony Shalhoub, “Act One”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play: Tyne Daly, “Mothers and Sons,” LaTanya Richardson Jackson, “A Raisin in the Sun,” Cherry Jones, “The Glass Menagerie,” Audra McDonald, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill,” Estelle Parsons, “The Velocity of Autumn”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Neil Patrick Harris, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” Ramin Karimloo, “Les Miserables,” Andy Karl, “Rocky,” Jefferson Mays, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder,” Bryce Pinkham, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Mary Bridget Davies, “A Night With Janis Joplin,” Sutton Foster, “Violet,” Idina Menzel, “If/Then,” Jessie Mueller, “Beautiful-The Carole King Musical,” Kelli O’Hara, “The Bridges of Madison County”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Reed Birney, “Casa Valentina,” Paul Chahidi, “Twelfth Night,” Stephen Fry, “Twelfth Night,” Mark Rylance, “Twelfth Night,” Brian J. Smith, “The Glass Menagerie”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Sarah Greene, “The Cripple of Inishmaan,” Celia Keenan-Bolger, “The Glass Menagerie,” Sophie Okonedo, “A Raisin in the Sun,” Anika Noni Rose, “A Raisin in the Sun,” Mare Winningham, “Casa Valentina”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Danny Burstein, “Cabaret,” Nick Cordero, “Bullets Over Broadway,” Joshua Henry, “Violet”

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