This story has been updated.
If there's one thing that Broadway insiders can agree on this season, it's that there is no clear front-runner for the
The Tony nominations are scheduled to be announced early Tuesday morning in New York. Perhaps the biggest source of suspense will be how "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" will fare. Although the musical began previews in 2010, this season marks the first time that the troubled production -- which is directed (sort of) by
Other new musicals this season include "Once," "
The most crowded category this year is for new play. The leading contenders are
Competition could also come from Katori Hall's "The Mountaintop," Nicky Silver's "The Lyons,"
In the revival categories, the surest bet is
's "Death of a Salesman," starring
, which has been generating healthy business at the box office, thanks to its considerable star power. The production, directed by
, has also been the season's biggest critical success. Among musical revivals, the strongest contenders are "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Follies," "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" and "Evita."
The acting nominees likely will feature many familiar names. Among the strong contenders are: Hoffman and Garfield for "Salesman";
The Tonys ceremony is scheduled to take place June 10 at the
in New York and will be broadcast live on
, with a delay for the West Coast.
is once again to serve as host for the ceremony.
[Updated: A previous version of this story referred to "Peter and the Starcatcher" as a musical. It is in fact a "play with music."]