On Broadway, It Looks Like 'Spring'

Would-be best musical leads the pack with 11 Tony Award nominations
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2007 12:27 PM CDT
On Broadway, It Looks Like 'Spring'
Actors Jane Krakowski and Taye Diggs are introduced before they read the list of nominees for the 61st annual Tony Awards for Broadway shows, in New York Tuesday May 15, 2007. The 2007 awards are to be presented June 10.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – The rock musical Spring Awakening scored 11 Tony Award nominations today, including best musical, best book, and best original score for Steven Sater and pop musician Duncan Sheik. Tom Stoppard's 9-hour trilogy The Coast of Utopia (a best play competitor) and the musical Grey Gardens scored 10 nods apiece. The winners will be announced June 10.

Notable snubs included the omission of Legally Blonde from the best musical category and Kevin Spacey's absence from the list of best actor in a play nominees. The Moon for the Misbegotten star is in good company, though: He's on the sidelines with Brian Dennehy (whose Inherit the Wind costar Christopher Plummer did score a nomination) and Nathan Lane. (Read more Tony Awards stories.)

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