Billy Elliot Grabs 15 Tony Nods

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2009 10:32 AM CDT
Alice Ripley, left, Aaron Tveit, center and J. Robert Spencer are shown in a scene from "Next To Normal," playing at Broadway's Booth Theatre.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Musical Billy Elliot snagged 15 Tony nominations today, tying fellow movie adaptation The Producers for most ever. Main rival Next to Normal has a shot at 11 awards. Among plays, Mary Stuart and The Norman Conquests got seven nominations each, but neither got a Best Play nod, while God of Carnage’s star-studded cast grabbed two Lead Actor and two Lead Actress nods. For the full list, click the Variety link at lower left.