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Tony Award Nominations: Billy Elliot, Billy Elliot, Billy Elliot and, Oh Yeah, Horton Foote


by Jerome Weeks 5 May 2009

The Tony nominations were announced this morning, with the musical, Billy Elliot, racking up a whopping 15 nominations, tying Mel Brook’s The Producers for the most noms ever — but then, Billy was up against such powerhouse competition as Shrek the Musical (which got eight nominations, despite decidedly mixed reviews) and 9 to 5 (which […]

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The Tony nominations were announced this morning, with the musical, Billy Elliot, racking up a whopping 15 nominations, tying Mel Brook’s The Producers for the most noms ever — but then, Billy was up against such powerhouse competition as Shrek the Musical (which got eight nominations, despite decidedly mixed reviews) and 9 to 5 (which got four, despite negative reviews). Horton Foote’s Dividing the Estate is up for best play (and his daughter, Hallie, is up for best featured actress). Another production with a local Texas angle — Will Farrell’s comic evening, You’re Welcome, America:  A Final Night with George W. Bush — was nominated for best “special theatrical event.”

The full list is here.

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