Most Tony Nods: Cyndi Lauper-Scored Kinky Boots
Tom Hanks also snags a nomination for 'Lucky Guy'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 30, 2013 8:45 AM CDT
This theater publicity image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows the cast of "Matilda The Musical," including Bertie Carvel, right, and Lauren Ward, left, during a performance in New York.    (Joan Marcus)

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

  • Both 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.
  • 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.
  • Notable actor nominations include Tom Hanks (lead actor in a play, Lucky Guy), Nathan Lane (lead actor in a play, The Nance), David Hyde Pierce (lead actor in a play, Vanya), Laurie Metcalf (lead actress in a play, The Other Place), and Cicely Tyson (lead actress in a play, The Trip to Bountiful).
The awards will be broadcast on CBS from Radio City Music Hall on June 9.

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