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Broadway Remake of Hit Indie Musical 'Once' Tops Tony Award Nominations

"Once" on Broadway

The Broadway remake of John Carney's Irish musical about a fleeting and melodious romance between an Irish busker and an immigrant has topped the nomination list for this years Tony Awards.

The musical has been nominated in 11 categories:  Best Musical, Best Book, Best Lead Actor in a Musical, Best Lead Actress, Best Featured Actress, Best Direction, Best Choreography, Best Orchestrations, Best Scenic Design, Best Lighting Design, and Best Sound Design.

In his tweet review of the stage adaptation of "Once," Criticwire's Matt Singer called the production out for relying on the indie cliche du jour, "Not crazy about the choice to turn Marketa Irglova into a manic pixie dream girl. Great musical performances tho."

Also nominated was Mike Nichols' staging of "Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman," which came out with 7 nominations, including Best Revival of a Play, Best Direction, and acting nominations for Philip Seymour Hoffman, Andrew Garfield and Linda Emond.

The complete list of Tony Award nominations can be found on the Tony Awards site

TAGS: Theater

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