It’s ‘Kinky Boots’ vs. ‘Matilda’ in Tony Nominations (from the New York Times)

‘Kinky Boots’ vs. ‘Matilda’ in Tony Nominations
By Patrick Healy

Traditional song-and-dance shows about scrappy underdogs dominated the Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, with four — “Kinky Boots,” “Matilda,” “Bring It On” and “A Christmas Story” — taking every slot in the race for best Broadway musical. Serious fare suffered, with the gritty “Hands on a Hardbody” edged out for best musical and “The Testament of Mary” — a monologue by the mother of Jesus — quickly announcing a closing date after its lead actress, Fiona Shaw, did not receive a Tony nomination.

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Revised April 30, 2013