The Tony nominations were released this morning, and the musical film adaptation Once leads the field with 11 nominations; it’s nominated for Best Musical alongside Newsies, Nice Work If You Can Get It, and Leap of Faith. The nominees for Best Play include Clybourne Park (a Pultizer-winning play), Other Desert Cities, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Venus in Fur. Among the races to watch are Best Performance by an Actor in a Play–wherein Philip Seymour Hoffman, James Earl Jones, Frank Langella, John Lithgow, and James Corden (of the hit One Man, Two Guvnors) square off–and Best Costume Design of a Musical–where Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark received one of its two nominations, for the late costumer Eiko Ishioka. Hugh Jackman and Actors’ Equity are to receive special awards.
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