Tony Awards Forecast: Kinky and Matty (and Masha and Spike)

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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

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The scene is now set for Broadway’s big night, the 67th annual Tony Awards. The nominations were announced Tuesday and among the musicals up for the most awards are Kinky Boots, Matilda, Pippin, and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.

The most-nominated plays include Golden Boy, Lucky Guy, Vanya and Sonja and Masha and Spike, The Nance and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood does a bit of Tony handicapping for you and names a few of the performers who were properly recognized and some who were, perhaps, unfairly overlooked by the nominating committee.

Consider this your warm-up for the Tony Awards, which will be broadcast on June 9.

Comments [1]

Gary

I think it's so funny how the critics like to say "what a surprise it is" that Kinky Boots got more nominations than Matilda. It's not a surprise. The show touches people in a way that Matilda doesn't. Matilda is the whole of the sum of its parts, but Kinky Boots is GREATER than the sum of its parts... never underestimate the way a heartfelt show will touch a person. Everyone who I've spoken to dances and smiles out of Kinky Boots...there's nothing that beats a good time in the theatre!!!

Jun. 01 2013 02:10 AM

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