The 2013 TONY Award nominations have been announced, tapping productions from the city’s 40 eligible Broadway theaters to compete for awards in 26 categories. One Broadway musical is hoping 13 is its lucky number. “Kinky Boots,” with a book by Harvey Fierstein and music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, has run off with 13 nominations—the most of any Broadway show. The youthful “Matilda” is nipping at the drag-queen-themed production’s heels with 12 nominations of its own.
The announcement on April 30 gives audiences more than a month to check out the contenders before the 67th annual TONY Awards are broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2013.
What happens when an actor finds out he’s been nominated? Rob McClure, nominated for Best Actor in a Musical for “Chaplin,” tells us in an NYC-ARTS exclusive interview. Some nods have pit star against star in the same show. Actors Danny Burstein and Tony Shalhoub have shots at Best Actor in a Featured Role for their performances in “Golden Boy,” Clifford Odet’s play about a violinist-turned-boxer. “Golden Boy” racked up a total of eight nominations despite having hung up its gloves, so to speak, in January when it had its last performance.
A Clifford Odet play still in production on Broadway that also received a Best Actor nomination is Roundabout Theatre’s “The Big Knife.” Richard Kind picked up the Best Actor in a Featured Role nomination for his role in this classic tale about keeping your integrity in the face of success.
"The Assembled Parties" is a beautifully written story about how time changes those we love. Judith Light won a 2013 Tony Award for her performance and the play was also nominated for best play and scenic design.
Clifford Odets’s classic tale is about keeping your integrity in the face of success. For his role in it, Richard Kind has been nominated for a 2013 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play.
Set in the vivid world of prizefighting’s past, "Golden Boy, " Clifford Odets’ most popular play, is the story of Joe Bonaparte, a promising young violinist who forsakes his family and artistic dreams for the lure of fame and fortune in the ring.
Nominated for three Tonys, Hands on a Hardbody looks at 10 Texans who need a new lease on life. Under a scorching sun for days, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. Closed April 13, 2013.
The Heiress is the story of Catherine Sloper, the shy and sheltered daughter of a prominent New Yorker who is caught between the demands of an emotionally distant father and the attentions of a passionate young suitor.
From Grammy Award-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper and four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein comes the exhilarating musical Kinky Boots, 2013 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell.
Two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks makes his much anticipated Broadway debut in the world premiere of three-time Academy Award nominee Nora Ephron’s play "Lucky Guy," directed by George C. Wolfe. Featured actor Courtney B. Vance won a 2013 Tony Award for his role.
Based on the beloved story by Roald Dahl, "Matilda" is about an extraordinary little girl who decides that despite a bad beginning, her story is going to be an astonishing one. The 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Book of a Musical.
"MOTOWN: The Musical" is the real story behind the one-of-a-kind sound that hit the airwaves in 1959 and changed America forever. This exhilarating show charts Motown Founder Berry Gordy's incredible journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul.
Take a trip back in time to a Victorian music hall where a rowdy ensemble of actors mounts a staging of Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel. Everyone on stage is a suspect in the murder of young Edwin Drood, and it’s up to you to choose the killer!
Starring Nathan Lane, nominated for a 2013 Tony Award in this role. In the 1930s heydey of burlesque, a comic called "The Nance" was a stereotypically camp homosexual and a master of comic double entendre - usually played by a straight man.
Three-time Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Laurie Metcalf stars in MTC’s Broadway-premiere production of "The Other Place," a riveting new thriller by fast-rising playwright Sharr White and directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello.
"Pippin" tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? Winner of 2013 Tony Awards for two best performances, best musical revival and best direction of a musical.
Break out your best ball gown for 'Cinderella' on Broadway! Acclaimed writer Douglas Carter Beane's romantic and hilarious take on the ultimate makeover story features all the classic elements you remember, plus surprising new twists! William Ivey Long won the 2013 Tony Award for best costume design.
Set in 1920s Los Angeles, holiness collides with Hollywood in the extraordinary tale of one woman's charismatic rise to fame amidst scandalous love affairs and growing controversy, inevitably ending in her much-publicized fall from grace.
An inspiring American classic, "The Trip to Bountiful," tells the story of Carrie Watts, an elderly woman who dreams of returning to her small hometown of Bountiful, Texas one last time, against the wishes of her overprotective son and domineering daughter-in-law. Cicely Tyson won the 2013 Tony Award for her role.
The 2013 Tony Winner for best play, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," by playwright Christopher Durang, takes characters and themes from Chekhov, pours them into a blender and mixes them up. The present-day setting for the comedy is Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
George and Martha, one of theater’s most notoriously dysfunctional couples, invite an unwitting young couple over to their home for an unforgettable night of cocktails and crossfire. Now closed, it won 2013 Tony Awards for best direction, best actor and best revival of a play.