Nominations for the 68th annual Tony Awards were announced Tuesday, with tough competition in several categories. For instance, Tyne Daly, Cherry Jones and Audra McDonald are among the nominees for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play; Sutton Foster, Idina Menzel and Kelly O'Hara are all nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical.
Leading the nominations list is the musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, which earned 10 Tony nods. Hedwig and the Angry Inch staring Neil Patrick Harris, is next with eight nominations.
New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood suggests some likely winners, considers who got snubbed and takes note of the Broadway season as reflected in the nominees list. The Tony Awards will be given out on June 8 at Radio City Music Hall in a ceremony hosted by Hugh Jackman and broadcast on CBS.
More from WQXR and WNYC about the nominated productions:
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (preview) on Souncheck.
After Midnight on Around Broadway.
The Glass Menagerie on The Leonard Lopate Show.
Twelfth Night on The Leonard Lopate Show
Bullets Over Broadway an Inside Look in The Greene Space.
The Cripple of Inishmaan on NPR.
Aladdin on Around Broadway.
A Raisin in the Sun an Inside Look in The Greene Space.
Casa Valentina an Inside Look in The Greene Space.
Machinal on The Leonard Lopate Show.
Rocky on Around Broadway.
Violet on Around Broadway.
Les Misérables on Around Broadway.
All The Way on Around Broadway.
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill on Around Broadway.
Mothers and Sons on The Leonard Lopate Show.
Of Mice and Men on NPR.
A Night with Janis Joplin on Around Broadway.
Richard III on The Leonard Lopate Show.