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Tony Awards 2014: A few rays of sunshine in a mostly cloudy Broadway season
Tony Awards 2014: A few rays of sunshine in a mostly cloudy Broadway season

The Tony Awards will be handed out Sunday, and the safe money is on "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder" for best musical and "All the Way" for best play. But nothing is guaranteed in a Broadway season as patchy as this one. There's a fair chance that "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" could pull off the upset. I'd like to see that happen. "Beautiful" may be a more commercial jukebox venture, but I appreciated its tender focus on the diffident genius behind the music (delicately portrayed by Jessie Mueller) and the human scale of its production. I won't be too bummed, however, if "Gentleman's Guide" picks up a trove of statuettes, as many are predicting. I liked the show well...

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