Around this time every year, the Dance Spirit staff starts buzzing about Broadway. We're smack dab in the middle of working on our July/August NYC issue and seeing all of the new shows on the Great White Way. We find ourselves singing the oh-so-catchy tunes ("I'm the king of New York!") in the shower, on the subway and just about everywhere we go.
Our Broadway fever culminates each season with the Tony Awards—awards recognizing the best of the best in live Broadway performances. This year's Tony Awards will be held on June 10 in NYC. But get excited—the nominees were announced today! (Click here to see a complete list of who will battling it out for theater's most coveted trophies.)
We were super excited to hear that one of our favorite new musicals Newsies has received eight Tony nominations, including Best Musical and Best Choreography. (Leading the pack is Once with a whopping 11 nominations.) We won't lie, we definitely get the most excited about the Best Choreography award, so we've listed the nominees below.
Rob Ashford, Evita
Christopher Gattelli, Newsies
Steven Hoggett, Once
Kathleen Marshall, Nice Work If You Can Get It
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