American in Paris, Fun Home Lead Tony Nominations

Each gets 12 nods
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 28, 2015 8:20 AM CDT
American in Paris , Fun Home Lead Tony Nominations
This image from Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope making their Broadway debuts playing the leads in a musical adapted from the 1951 Gene Kelly film "An American in Paris."   (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Angela Sterling)

The musicals An American in Paris and Fun Home each received a leading 12 Tony Award nominations today, showing two very different sides of this Broadway season. One side is sunny—the dance-heavy stage adaptation of the 1951 musical film choreographed by Gene Kelly—and the other moody—the dark show based on Alison Bechdel's coming of age graphic novel about her closeted and suicidal dad. The nominations were announced in a televised event co-hosted by Mary-Louise Parker and Bruce Willis. The Tonys will be handed out at Radio City Music Hall on June 7. (Read more Tony Awards stories.)

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