Tony Award Nominations 2017 – The List

Tony Awards 2017

71st Annual Tony Awards

June 11th, 8pm EST on CBS

And now, without further ado, the nominations (in no particular order):

Come From AwayCome From Away

2017 Tony Award Nominations (7):

Best Musical, Best Performance by an Actress in Featured Role a Musical (Jenn Colella), Best Score, Best Book of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Choreography, Best Lighting Design of a Musical.

What’s Come From Away about?

A new rock musical that explores the lasting connection forged between a group of travelers whose planes were diverted to a small Newfoundland town by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

From the producers:

In a heartbeat, 38 planes with 6,579 passengers were stranded in a remote town in Newfoundland. The locals opened their hearts and homes, hosting this international community of strangers – spurring unexpected camaraderie in extraordinary circumstances. On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all.

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Dear Evan HansenDear Evan Hansen

2017 Tony Award Nominations (9):

Best Musical, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Ben Platt), Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Mike Faist), Best Performance by an Actress in Featured Role a Musical (Rachel Bay Jones), Best Score, Best Book of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Orchestrations, Best Lighting Design of a Musical.

What’s Dear Evan Hansen about?

A new musical that follows one student’s struggle for identity as he becomes involved in the family tragedy of another teen.

From the producers:

All his life Evan Hansen has felt invisible. To his peers, to the girl he loves, sometimes even to his own mother. But that was before he wrote the letter – that led to the incident – that started the lie – that ignited a movement – that inspired a community – and changed Evan’s status from the ultimate outsider into the somebody everyone wants to know. But how long can Evan keep his secret? And at what price?

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Groundhog DayGroundhog Day

2017 Tony Award Nominations (7):

Best Musical, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Andy Karl), Best Score, Best Book of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Choreography, Best Scenic Design of a Musical.

What’s Groundhog Day about?

A cynical Pittsburgh TV weatherman finds himself caught in a time loop, forced to repeat the same day until he gets it right in this musical adaptation of the 1993 film.

From the producers:

Groundhog Day is the story of Phil Connors, a cynical Pittsburgh TV weatherman who is sent to cover the annual Groundhog Day event in the isolated small town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, when he finds himself caught in a time loop, forced to repeat the same day again and again…and again. As each day plays out exactly the same as before Phil becomes increasingly despondent, but is there a lesson to be learned through his experiences, will he ever unlock the secret and break the cycle?

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The Great CometThe Great Comet

2017 Tony Award Nominations (12):

Best Musical, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Josh Groban), Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Denée Benton), Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Lucas Steele), Best Score, Best Book of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Choreography, Best Orchestrations, Best Costume Design of a Musical, Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Best Lighting Design of a Musical

What’s The Great Comet about?

Grammy nominee Josh Groban stars in an inspired and critically acclaimed musical adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s “War and Peace.”

From the producers:

Natasha is young, Anatole is hot, and Andrey isn’t here… but what about Pierre? Natasha is a beautiful ingenue visiting Moscow while she waits for her beloved fiancee Andrey to return from the war. In a moment of indiscretion, she is seduced by the dashing (but already married) Anatole and her position in society is ruined. Her only hope lies with Pierre, the lonely outsider whose love and compassion for Natasha may be the key to her redemption…and to the renewal of his own soul.

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A Doll's House Part 2A Doll’s House, Part 2

2017 Tony Award Nominations (8):

Best Play, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Chris Cooper), Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Laurie Metcalf), Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Jayne Houdyshell, Condola Rashad), Best Direction of a Play, Best Costume Design of a Play, Best Lighting Design of a Play.

What’s A Doll’s House, Part 2 about?

Tony nominee Laurie Metcalf and Oscar winner Chris Cooper star in a new play that continues the story of Henrik Ibsen’s most cherished work.

From the producers:

In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 ground-breaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. This climactic event – when Nora slams the door on everything in her life – instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. In A Doll’s House, Part 2, many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind?

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IndecentIndecent

2017 Tony Award Nominations (3):

Best Play, Best Direction of a Play, Best Lighting Design of a Play.

What’s Indecent about?

A new drama that follows the history of a controversial Broadway play and the artists that risked everything to perform it.

From the producers:

Indecent follows the incredible journey of a controversial piece of theater and the passionate artists who risked their lives and careers to perform it. This riveting and richly theatrical backstage drama is a celebration of art and tradition, a fierce indictment of censorship and a gripping look at an explosive moment in history.

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Oslo BroadwayOslo

2017 Tony Award Nominations (7):

Best Play, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Jefferson Mays), Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Jennifer Ehle), Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Michael Aronov), Best Direction of a Play, Best Scenic Design of a Play, Best Lighting Design of a Play.

What’s Oslo about?

Lincoln Center Theater presents a darkly comic political thriller about the secret talks that led to the 1993 peace agreement between Israel and the PLO.

From the producers:

How did the 1993 Middle East peace talks come to be held secretly in a castle in the middle of a forest outside Oslo? A darkly funny and sweeping new play, Oslo tells the surprising true story of the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords between the Israelis and Palestinians. J.T. Rogers presents a deeply personal story set against a complex historical canvas: a story about the individuals behind world history and their all too human ambitions.

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Sweat BroadwaySweat

2017 Tony Award Nominations (3):

Best Play, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Michelle Wilson, Johanna Day).

What’s Sweat about?

A stunning new play about the collision of race, class, family and friendship, and the tragic, unintended costs of community without opportunity.

From the producers:

Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat.

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Hello Dolly!Hello, Dolly!

2017 Tony Award Nominations (10):

Best Revival of a Musical, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (David Hyde Pierce), Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Bette Midler), Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Gavin Creel), Best Performance by an Actress in Featured Role a Musical (Kate Baldwin), Best Direction of a Musical, Best Orchestrations, Best Costume Design of a Musical, Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Best Lighting Design of a Musical.

What’s Hello, Dolly! about?

Bette Midler returns to Broadway as outspoken matchmaker Dolly Levi in a revival of this multiple award-winning musical classic.

From the producers:

Michael Stewart’s and Jerry Herman’s masterpiece, Hello, Dolly!, returns to Broadway starring none other than Bette Midler. Directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, this production, the first new production of Hello, Dolly! to appear on Broadway since it opened more than fifty years ago, pays tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion, which has been hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history.

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Miss SaigonMiss Saigon

2017 Tony Award Nominations (2):

Best Revival of a Musical, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Eva Noblezada).

What’s Miss Saigon about?

Direct from its smash London run, a revival of the award-winning musical love story set in 1975 during the final days of the American occupation of Saigon.

From the producers:

Set in 1975 during the final days of the American occupation of Saigon, Miss Saigon is an epic love story about the relationship between an American GI and a young Vietnamese woman. Orphaned by war, 17-year-old Kim is forced to work as a bar girl in a sleazy Saigon nightclub, owned by a notorious wheeler-dealer known as “The Engineer.” John, an American GI, buys his friend Chris the services of Kim for the night—a night that will change their lives forever.

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The Little FoxesLillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes

2017 Tony Award Nominations (6):

Best Revival of a Play, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Laura Linney), Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Richard Thomas), Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Cynthia Nixon), Best Direction of a Play, Best Costume Design of a Play.

What’s Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes about?

Three-time Tony nominee Laura Linney and Tony winner Cynthia Nixon star in Lillian Hellman’s classic play about greed and ambition.

From the producers:

Set in Alabama in 1900, The Little Foxes follows Regina Giddens and her ruthless clan, including her sister-in-law Birdie, as they clash in often brutal ways in an effort to strike the deal of their lives. Far from a sentimental look at a bygone era, the play has a surprisingly timely resonance with important issues facing our country today.

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Present LaughterPresent Laughter

2017 Tony Award Nominations (3):

Best Revival of a Play, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Kevin Kline), Best Costume Design of a Play.

What’s Present Laughter about?

Oscar and two-time Tony winner Kevin Kline stars in a revival of Noël Coward’s backstage comedy that follows an actor dealing with a mid-life crisis.

From the producers:

Present Laughter follows a self-obsessed actor in the midst of a mid-life crisis. Juggling his considerable talent, ego and libido, the theater’s favorite leading man suddenly finds himself caught between fawning ingénues, crazed playwrights, secret trysts and unexpected twists.

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Six Degrees of SeparationSix Degrees of Separation

2017 Tony Award Nominations (2):

Best Revival of a Play, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Corey Hawkins).

What’s Six Degrees of Separation about?

A young man cons his way into the lives of a wealthy New York couple in this revival of John Guare’s award-winning play.

From the producers:

Inspired by a true story, John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation follows the trail of a young black con man who insinuates himself into the lives of a wealthy white New York couple. After a shocking surprise, however, their picture of the young man changes, and the couple try to piece together the connections that gave him access to their lives.

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War PaintWar Paint

2017 Tony Award Nominations (4):

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Christine Ebersole, Patti LuPone), Best Costume Design of a Musical, Best Scenic Design of a Musical.

What’s War Paint about?

Two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole star in a new musical that tells the remarkable story of cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden.

From the producers:

Two-time Tony Award-winning legends Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole join forces to portray the trailblazing cosmetic icons who built empires in a business world ruled by men. War Paint tells the remarkable story of Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden—fierce rivals who defined 20th Century beauty. In creating an industry, they reinvented themselves and revolutionized how the world saw women.

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The Glass MenagerieThe Glass Menagerie

2017 Tony Award Nomination (1):

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Sally Field).

What’s The Glass Menagerie about?

Two-time Academy Award winner Sally Field stars in a revival of Tennessee Williams’ memory play that revolves around a young man begrudgingly supporting the family his father has abandoned.

From the producers:

The Glass Menagerie is the play that brought a brilliant young writer named Tennessee Williams to national attention when it premiered on Broadway in 1945. More than seventy years later, Williams’ most personal work for the stage continues to captivate and overwhelm audiences around the world.

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AnastasiaAnastasia

2017 Tony Award Nominations (2):

Best Performance by an Actress in Featured Role a Musical (Mary Beth Peil), Best Costume Design of a Musical.

What’s Anastasia about?

From the end of the Russian Empire to the glamour of Paris, a new romantic musical about a brave young woman attempting to discover her identity and the mystery of her past.

From the producers:

Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical Anastasia transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.

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The PriceThe Price

2017 Tony Award Nomination (1):

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Danny DeVito).

What’s The Price about?

Roundabout Theatre presents a revival of Arthur Miller’s drama that follows the reunion of two estranged brothers who are brought together by their father’s death and the settling of his affairs.

From the producers:

When the Great Depression cost his family their fortune, Victor Franz gave up his dream of an education to support his father. Three decades later, Victor has returned to his childhood home to sell the remainder of his parents’ estate. His wife, his estranged brother, and the wily furniture dealer hired to appraise their possessions all arrive with their own agendas, forcing Victor to confront a question, long-stifled, about the value of his sacrifice.

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BandstandBandstand

2017 Tony Award Nominations (2):

Best Choreography, Best Orchestrations.

What’s Bandstand about?

A new Swing-era musical that follows a group of World War II veterans who come together in 1945 to create a swing band for a national radio competition.

From the producers:

Set in the smoke-filled, swing-fueled night clubs of 1945, Bandstand brings the against-all-odds story of singer/songwriter Donny Novitski and his band of mismatched fellow WWII veterans to the stage. When a national radio contest to find America’s next big swing band offers a chance at instant fame and Hollywood fortune, Donny must whip his wise-cracking gang of jazzers into fighting shape. Teaming up with the beautiful young war widow Julia as their singer, they struggle to confront the lingering effects and secrets of the battlefield that threaten to tear them apart. Playing for every voiceless underdog in a world that has left them behind, they risk everything in the final live broadcast to redefine the meaning of victory. With an explosive original score and choreography inspired by the high energy swing rhythms of the era, Bandstand is a truly American story of love, loss, triumph and the everyday men and women whose personal bravery defined a nation.

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