2017 Tony Awards: Great Comet Leads with 12 Nominations

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2017 Tony Awards: <i>Great Comet</i> Leads with 12 Nominations

The Tony Awards nominations are all out now, and the big (potential) winners thus far are Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (with 12 nominations), a revival of Hello Dolly! that notched 10 nominations and the 9/11-themed Come from Away (with seven nominations).

Great Comet is a sort of loose adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s War & Peace that (per The N.Y. Times) originally started as an off-Broadway show in an 87-seat theatre and now has wound up with more nominations than any other show, also counting Josh Groban among its cast members.

It’s not the sole adaptation in the bunch, as a version of Bill Murray’s Groundhog Day received seven nominations, including one for “Best Musical,” which it will vie for alongside aforementioned productions Great Comet and Come from Away, along with the teen drama Dear Evan Hansen.

The Tony Awards show takes place at 8 p.m. EST on Sunday, June 11, on CBS—Kevin Spacey hosts this year’s events. You can find many more of the nominees below (plus a list of productions organized by nominations), and the full list here.

Best Musical
Come from Away
Dear Evan Hansen
Groundhog Day
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Best Play
A Doll’s House, Part 2
Indecent
Oslo
Sweat

Best Revival of a Musical
Falsettos
Hello, Dolly!
Miss Saigon

Best Revival of a Play
Jitney
The Little Foxes
Present Laughter
Six Degrees of Separation

Best Book of a Musical
Come from Away – Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Dear Evan Hansen – Steven Levenson
Groundhog Day – Danny Rubin
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 – Dave Malloy

Best Original Score
Come from Away – Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Dear Evan Hansen – Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Groundhog Day – Tim Minchin
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 – Dave Malloy

Best Leading Actor in a Play
Denis Arndt – Heisenberg
Chris Cooper – A Doll’s House, Part 2
Corey Hawkins – Six Degrees of Separation
Kevin Kline – Present Laughter
Jefferson Mays – Oslo

Best Leading Actor in a Musical
Christian Borle – Falsettos
Josh Groban – Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Andy Karl – Groundhog Day
David Hyde Pierce – Hello, Dolly!
Ben Platt – Dear Evan Hansen

Best Leading Actress in a Play
Cate Blanchett – The Present
Jennifer Ehle – Oslo
Sally Field – The Glass Menagerie
Laura Linney – The Little Foxes
Laurie Metcalf – A Doll’s House, Part 2

Best Leading Actress in a Musical
Denée Benton – Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Christine Ebersole – War Paint
Patti LuPone – War Paint
Bette Midler – Hello, Dolly!
Eva Noblezada – Miss Saigon


Tony Nominations by Production
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 – 12
Hello, Dolly! – 10
Dear Evan Hansen – 9
A Doll’s House, Part 2 – 8
Come From Away – 7
Groundhog Day The Musical – 7
Oslo – 7
August Wilson’s Jitney – 6
Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes – 6
Falsettos – 5
War Paint – 4
Indecent – 3
Present Laughter – 3
Sweat – 3
Anastasia – 2
Bandstand – 2
The Front Page – 2
Miss Saigon – 2
Six Degrees of Separation – 2
Arthur Miller’s The Price – 1
The Glass Menagerie – 1
Heisenberg – 1
Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical – 1
The Play That Goes Wrong – 1
The Present – 1

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