Yet when Tony nominations for leading actor in a play were announced, Washington’s name was nowhere to be found. True, he was competing in a crowded category. But nominators clearly liked the show, giving it three other acting nominations (to the three principal actresses, including eleventh-hour replacement
Washington was one of several snubs and surprises that emerged from the nominations announcement for the Tony Awards, which will be handed out June 8 at
Meanwhile, the man who wrote the play is trying to right a snub of his own. After striking out on the big night with four previous nominations for best play, McDonagh will try to win one this time, in the category of best revival of a play.
Waiting for Tony. Patrick Stewart and
Don’t tell Mama. When “Cabaret” last opened on Broadway, in 1998, it was a Tonys force, landing 10 nominations and four wins. A nearly identical production, also directed by Rob Marshall and Sam Mendes, found its way back to Broadway this year. But the good times weren’t swinging at the Kit Kat Club. Critics raised their eyebrows at Michelle Williams’ turn as Sally Bowles and the show in general. On Tuesday, the Tonys did too. Nominators shrunk the revival of a musical category to just three shows (an option given the paucity of eligible productions) and left "Cabaret" out. The show landed just two nominations, for Danny Burstein and
“Bullets” slain? Before it opened,
Unrealistic. Will Eno has been a favorite of drama lovers for a while, with Off-Broadway shows like “Thom Pain (based on nothing)” and “