Tony Nominations

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This year the Tony Awards for the best on Broadway will take place on June 10. This will be the 72nd ceremony celebrating stage performances.  That’s still a couple weeks away, but the nominations have been announced. This article will cover the nominations for Best Musical. (Note: The list will not include Best Play nominations, including Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.)  

 

The Band’s Visit

The first nomination is the musical The Band’s Visit. It is based off of the 2007 movie of the same name. The musical centers around an Egyptian band that is accidentally sent to the middle of nowhere in Israel. The musical has been well received and has already won an Obie award for its off-Broadway run.

 

Frozen

The second musical is one that was produced by the Walt Disney Company, who has made some impressive musicals before. It is also based off of a film, the 2013 film Frozen.  The musical is about two sisters, one a queen with secret magical ice powers. When Elsa, the Queen, is forced to run away once her secret is discovered, the other sister, Anna, goes after her to bring her back. This musical has not won any awards yet, but has scored a few nominations.    

 

Mean Girls

Another musical that is based off of a movie of the same same title, Mean Girls is directed by comedian Tina Fey. The story is about a girl who moves to a new school dominated by popular girls known as the “plastics.”  This musical was so popular that it scored 12 nominations in the Tonys this year, a high that is matched by only one other 2017-18 musical.

 

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical

This musical is based off of the SpongeBob SquarePants TV show. The plot focuses on SpongeBob trying to save Bikini Bottom from annihilation when a nearby volcano begins to erupt. The musical has been very well received with its sets and cast being praised often. It is the only other musical this year besides Mean Girls to get 12 Tony nominations.

 

These are the four nominees for Best Musical this year.  If you’re looking for something entertaining to do this summer, be sure to check out one of these nominated shows. And don’t forget to watch the Tony Awards on June 10th. Which show do you think should win?

 

References:

 

“The Band’s Visit (Musical).” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 14 May 2018, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Band%27s_Visit_(musical).

 

“Frozen.” Broadway.com, Broadway.com, 2018, www.broadway.com/shows/frozen/.

 

“Frozen (Musical).” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 15 May 2018, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frozen_(musical).

 

Libbey, Peter. “Tony Awards 2018: Full List of Nominations.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 1 May 2018, www.nytimes.com/2018/05/01/theater/tony-awards-nominees-list.html.

 

“Mean Girls (Musical).” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 15 May 2018, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mean_Girls_(musical).

 

“Mean Girls.” Broadway.com, Broadway.com, 2018, www.broadway.com/shows/mean-girls/.

 

“SpongeBob SquarePants (Musical).” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 15 May 2018, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpongeBob_SquarePants_(musical).

 

“SpongeBob SquarePants.” Broadway.com, Broadway.com, 2018, www.broadway.com/shows/spongebob-squarepants/.

 

“The Band’s Visit.” Broadway.com, Broadway.com, 2018, www.broadway.com/shows/bands-visit/.

 

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