Tim Minchin

'Great Comet' leads Tony nominations with 12; strong showing for 'Evan Hansen,' 'Doll's House'

'Great Comet' leads Tony nominations with 12; strong showing for 'Evan Hansen,' 'Doll's House'

There are a lot more rooms where it’s happening.

Marking a dramatic shift from the dominance of “Hamilton” just a season ago, the Tony Awards on Tuesday nominated ‎a highly eclectic range of shows, showing the theater business can carry on past its mega-hit and hinting at a bold future for Broadway.

Garnering slots in the top category of best musical were a story about social media in ahigh school (“Dear Evan Hansen”), a Newfoundland-set tale about the aftermath of Sept. 11 ("Come From Away"), an existential dark comedy that reinvented a Bill Murray film classic (“Groundhog Day the Musical”) and an experimentally flavored piece spotlighting 19th century Russia on the...

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