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‘Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812’ Leads 2017 Tony Awards Nominations

Buzz-worthy favorites 'Dear Evan Hansen' and 'Come From Away' vie for Best New Musical.

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'Great Comet' Leads Tony Award Nominations
‘Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812’ starring Josh Groban and Denee Benton garnered 12 Tony nominations. (Walter McBride/Getty Images)

 

The list of nominations for the 2017 Tony Awards was released earlier today (May 2). The annual awards show—the Oscars of the theater world—will take place on June 11 at Radio City Music Hall, and be hosted by actor Kevin Spacey.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, leading the pack with 12 nominations was the musical NatashaPierre & the Great Comet of 1812, which stars recording artist Josh Groban. Hello, Dolly!, which co-stars Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce (Niles from Frasier) garnered 10 nominations; while critics’ favorite Dear Evan Hansen raked in nine. The 9/11-themed Come From Away, which saw Canadian Prime Minister attend with Ivanka Trump in March, got seven nominations, including one for Best New Musical.

Other top nom-getters included A Doll’s House, Part 2 (eight) and Oslo (seven).

For the full list of nominees, read THR’s story here.

—RealClearLife