Tuesday's announcement of the 2010 Tony nominations set off the usual closing reverberations.
Celeb-studded list of noms could potentially boost the national appeal of the annual June kudocast.
"Fela!" and "La Cage aux Folles" top the list of 2010 Tony Award nominations with eleven nods a piece. "Fences" notched ten.
Defunct Broadway tuner "Ragtime" and Off Broadway musical "The Scottsboro Boys" topped the list of nominations for the 2010 Drama Desk Awards with nine noms apiece.
The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Conn., will receive the 2010 regional theater kudo from the Tony Awards.
A few unexpectedly eligible contenders could jump into the Tony category for original score.
Attracting an African-American audience to productions of August Wilson plays can be surprisingly tough. Or so goes the conventional wisdom on Broadway.
A couple of unexpectedly eligible contenders could jump into the Tony category for original score.
History could be made when the Tony Award nominations are announced May 4.
Thesps David Hyde Pierce and Marian Seldes and playwright Alan Ayckbourn are among the legiters who will be given special Tony Awards during the annual June ceremony.