The Tony-award nominations are out, and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark received merely two pity nods: best scenic design of a musical and best costume design of a musical. (No disrespect to George Tsypin and Eiko Ishioka, respectively.) The bajillion dollar spectacle didn’t open until June last year, after the deadline for the 2011 nominations, and so wasn’t eligible until this year; either voters have already forgotten its tourist-pleasing pageantry, or they (like so much of the New York press) weren’t buying it.
As for musicals, Once got 11 nominations, while Porgy and Bess and Nice Work If You Can Get It got 10 apiece. Follies and Newsies earned eight each. Poor Lysistrata Jones, with all its spunky charm, only got one.
On the non-musical side, the scrappy and loveable Peter and the Starcatcher got 8 nominations, including one for Smash‘s gleefully scenery-chewing Christian Borle. Team Borle! (Good luck beating Andrew Garfield in Death of a Salesman, buddy.) One Man, Two Guvnors got 7, Other Desert Cities got 5, and Clybourne Park got 4.
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