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2010 Tony Nominations

from Playbill.com:

A Little Night Music Tony Award nominees Angela Lansbury and Catherine Zeta-Jones

“Glee” and Spring Awakening star Lea Michele and God of Carnage‘s Jeff Daniels announced the nominations for the 64th Annual Tony Awards May 4 at the The New York Public Library for Performing Arts.

The new musical Fela!, which began life Off-Broadway, and the revival of La Cage aux Folles, earned 11 nominations a piece, the most of any production of the season.

The Tony Awards will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from Radio City Music Hall on CBS June 13. For more information, visit http://www.TonyAwards.com.

Nominees for the 64th Annual Tony Awards follow:


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From AllHeadlineNews.com:

Musical Version Of “Shrek” To Head Out For Touring Quest
Read more: http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7016772222?Musical%20Version%20Of%20#ixzz0UoCX7ZIs

Andy Bockelman – Celebrity News Service Reporter

New York City (CNS) – A green beast man may have worn out his welcome in New York, but luckily for him, he has a place open for him Far Far Away.

“Shrek the Musical” will have its final Broadway performance Jan. 3, 2010 at the Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway, New York City. The Tony Award winning show – with a run that will have included 441 performances and 37 previews in the venue – will then go on a national tour, starting with a limited engagement kick-off in Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre, running from July 13 to Sept. 5, 2010.

Based on the DreamWorks Animation “Shrek” series – which is originally based on William Steig’s children’s book “Shrek!” – about a grumpy ogre who finds true love with a princess, “Shrek the Musical” opened at the Broadway Theatre in December 2008, setting a house record for weekly ticket grosses early in its run. With a book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Olivier Award winner Jeanine Tesori and direction by Tony Award nominee Jason Moore, the show is the first production of DreamWorks Theatricals.

“Bringing ‘Shrek the Musical’ to Broadway has been a joyous and thrilling adventure, and we couldn’t be more proud of our first Broadway show,” said company president Bill Damaschke in a press release for the show. “We now look forward to taking the production to audiences on tour in the US and beyond.”

The “Shrek” films – which includes vocal stars Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, John Lithgow and Antonio Banderas – are some of the most successful cartoons ever produced. The initial film was the recipient of the first Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, while “Shrek 2” holds the all-time record for highest grossing animated movie.

“Shrek the Musical” has followed the films’ accolades, winning multiple awards, including eight Tony Award nominations, three Drama Desk Awards and four Outer Critics Circle Awards.

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