Heights, South Pacific Lead Tony Nominations

New musical draws 13 nods for Broadway awards
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2008 9:48 AM CDT
David Hyde Pierce and Sara Ramirez announce the nominees for the 2008 Tony Awards for Broadway shows in New York Tuesday, May 13, 2008.    (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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(Newser) – Nominations for the Tony Awards were announced today, with 13 nods going to In the Heights, a new musical about Latino families in working-class New York that features rap, hip-hop, and salsa music. The revival of South Pacific drew 11 nominations, while August: Osage County drew the most nominations (7) for a new play. Whoopi Goldberg will host the award show on June 15.