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Tony Nominations Announced

From Associated Press

“Grand Hotel” and “City of Angels,” two big musicals, topped the list of Broadway’s annual Tony Awards nominations, announced today by the League of American Theaters and Producers.

“Grand Hotel” received 12 nominations and “City of Angels” received nominations in 11 categories for the best of the 1989-90 Broadway season.

The two shows were nominated for best musical, along with “Aspects of Love” and “Meet Me in St. Louis.”

Nominated for best play were “The Piano Lesson” by August Wilson, which won the Pulitzer Prize for drama; “Lettice and Lovage” by Peter Shaffer; “Prelude to a Kiss” by Craig Lucas, and “The Grapes of Wrath,” an adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel by Frank Galati.

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Nominees for best actor in a play are Charles S. Dutton, “The Piano Lesson”; Dustin Hoffman, “The Merchant of Venice”; Tom Hulce, “A Few Good Men,” and Robert Morse, “Tru.”

Best actress nominations went to Geraldine James, “The Merchant of Venice”; Mary-Louise Parker, “Prelude to a Kiss”; Maggie Smith, “Lettice and Lovage,” and Kathleen Turner, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”

Winners will be announced June 3 in a nationally televised ceremony.


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