Top Tony Nominees: Gentleman's Guide, Hedwig
'Snubs' also make waves as nominations announced
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 29, 2014 8:43 AM CDT
This image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows Neil Patrick Harris in a scene from "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," at the Belasco Theatre in New York.   (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Joan Marcus)

(Newser) A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, a musical romp in which a poor man comically eliminates the eight heirs ahead of him for a title, has nabbed a leading 10 Tony Award nominations. Hedwig and the Angry Inch, a cult off-Broadway hit that this season stars Neil Patrick Harris, won eight nominations, while After Midnight, a musical celebrating Duke Ellington's years at the Cotton Club nightclub, got seven, tied with Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and Twelfth Night.

The nominations announced this morning also made waves for snubbing some big names, including Denzel Washington, Daniel Radcliffe, James Franco, Zachary Quinto, and Michelle Williams. The musicals up for the big prize in June are: After Midnight, A Gentleman's Guide, Aladdin, and Beautiful. Shows that failed to make the cut include Bullets Over Broadway, Rocky, If/Then, and The Bridges of Madison County. Click for nominees in the other major categories.

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Dave0
Apr 29, 2014 11:07 AM CDT
Figures some actor in 'Drag' dress up would win. Such is what passes for 'entertainment' these days.
youngblood
Apr 29, 2014 9:58 AM CDT
Denzil Washington snubbed! He's getting great reviews. I wonder who is in charge of the voting committee. The fix is in.
Gimmeabreak
Apr 29, 2014 9:21 AM CDT
Ho hum. Who cares?