New Henry Miller’s Theatre To Open On Broadway, Tony Award Nominations Announced Today

Billy Elliot: The Musical
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Today the Tony nominations were announced and Billy Elliot: The Musical garnered 15 nominations, tieing the record set by The Producers in 2001. Here are all of the 2009 Tony nominees in the “top categories”:

Best Musical
Billy Elliot, The Musical
Next to Normal
Rock of Ages
Shrek The Musical

Best Book of a Musical
Billy Elliot, The Musical
Next to Normal
Shrek The Musical
[Title of Show] Hunter Bell

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Billy Elliot, The Musical Music: Elton John Lyrics: Lee Hall
Next to Normal Music: Tom Kitt Lyrics: Brian Yorkey
9 to 5: The Musical Music & Lyrics: Dolly Parton
Shrek The Musical Music: Jeanine Tesori Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire

Best Play
Dividing the Estate Author: Horton Foote
God of Carnage Author: Yasmina Reza
Reasons to Be Pretty Author: Neil LaBute
33 Variations Author: Moisés Kaufman Billy Elliot, The Musical

In other theatre news, yesterday the New York Times ran a piece on the new Henry Miller’s Theatre, which will open in September 2009 with the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of “Bye, Bye Birdie“:

The 1,055-seat theater, on 43rd Street between Avenue of the Americas and Broadway, was built on the site of a theater planned by the actor Henry Miller, which opened in 1918. Over the decades, the original theater fell into disrepair and was used as a movie house and a disco before Roundabout produced the musical “Cabaret” there in 1998, followed by a run of “Urinetown.”

The 50,000-square-foot theater, which includes a spacious women’s restroom with 22 stalls, three times the number required by code, is built behind the preserved and restored neo-Georgian facade of the original 1918 theater. During the construction, braces held the facade in place, and vibration monitors were attached to ensure that the facade was not damaged. [NYTimes.com]

The rest of the 2009 Tony nominees after the jump.

Best Revival of a Play
Joe Turner’s Come and Gone
Mary Stuart New Version: Peter Oswald
The Norman Conquests
Waiting for Godot

Best Revival of a Musical
Guys and Dolls
Hair
Pal Joey
West Side Story

Best Special Theatrical Event
Liza’s at The Palace
Slava’s Snowshow
Soul of Shaolin
You’re Welcome America. A Final Night with George W. Bush

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
Jeff Daniels God of Carnage
Raúl Esparza Speed-the-Plow
James Gandolfini God of Carnage
Geoffrey Rush Exit the King
Thomas Sadoski Reasons to Be Pretty

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
Hope Davis God of Carnage
Jane Fonda 33 Variations
Marcia Gay Harden God of Carnage
Janet McTeer Mary Stuart
Harriet Walter Mary Stuart

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical
David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik, and Kiril Kulish Billy Elliot, The Musical
Gavin Creel Hair
Brian d’Arcy James Shrek The Musical
Constantine Maroulis Rock of Ages
J. Robert Spencer Next to Normal

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
Stockard Channing Pal Joey
Sutton Foster Shrek The Musical
Allison Janney 9 to 5: The Musical
Alice Ripley Next to Normal
Josefina Scaglione West Side Story

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play
John Glover Waiting for Godot
Zach Grenier 33 Variations
Stephen Mangan The Norman Conquests
Paul Ritter The Norman Conquests
Roger Robinson Joe Turner’s Come and Gone

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play
Hallie Foote Dividing the Estate
Jessica Hynes The Norman Conquests
Marin Ireland Reasons to Be Pretty
Angela Lansbury Blithe Spirit
Amanda Root The Norman Conquests

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical
David Bologna Billy Elliot, The Musical
Gregory Jbara Billy Elliot, The Musical
Marc Kudisch 9 to 5: The Musical
Christopher Sieber Shrek The Musical
Will Swenson Hair

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical
Jennifer Damiano Next to Normal
Haydn Gwynne Billy Elliot, The Musical
Karen Olivo West Side Story
Martha Plimpton Pal Joey
Carole Shelley Billy Elliot, The Musical

Best Direction of a Play
Phyllida Lloyd Mary Stuart
Bartlett Sher Joe Turner’s Come and Gone
Matthew Warchus God of Carnage
Matthew Warchus The Norman Conquests

Best Direction of a Musical
Stephen Daldry Billy Elliot, The Musical
Michael Greif Next to Normal
Kristin Hanggi Rock of Ages
Diane Paulus Hair

Best Choreography
Karole Armitage Hair
Andy Blankenbuehler 9 to 5: The Musical
Peter Darling Billy Elliot, The Musical
Randy Skinner Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Best Orchestrations
Larry Blank Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
Martin Koch Billy Elliot, The Musical
Michael Starobin and Tom Kitt Next to Normal
Danny Troob and John Clancy Shrek The Musical

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Dale Ferguson Exit the King
Rob Howell The Norman Conquests
Derek McLane 33 Variations
Michael Yeargan Joe Turner’s Come and Gone

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Robert Brill Guys and Dolls
Ian MacNeil Billy Elliot, The Musical
Scott Pask Pal Joey
Mark Wendland Next to Normal

Best Costume Design of a Play
Dale Ferguson Exit the King
Jane Greenwood Waiting for Godot
Martin Pakledinaz Blithe Spirit
Anthony Ward Mary Stuart

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Gregory Gale Rock of Ages
Nicky Gillibrand Billy Elliot, The Musical
Tim Hatley Shrek The Musical
Michael McDonald Hair

Best Lighting Design of a Play
David Hersey Equus
David Lander 33 Variations
Brian MacDevitt Joe Turner’s Come and Gone
Hugh Vanstone Mary Stuart

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Kevin Adams Hair
Kevin Adams Next to Normal
Howell Binkley West Side Story
Rick Fisher Billy Elliot, The Musical

Best Sound Design of a Play
Paul Arditti Mary Stuart
Gregory Clarke Equus
Russell Goldsmith Exit the King
Scott Lehrer and Leon Rothenberg Joe Turner’s Come and Gone

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Acme Sound Partners Hair
Paul Arditti Billy Elliot, The Musical
Peter Hylenski Rock of Ages
Brian Ronan Next to Normal

Lifetime Achivement Award
Jerry Herman

Regional Theatre Award
Signature Theatre, Arlington, Va.

Isabelle Stevenson Award
Phyllis Newman

Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre
Shirley Herz

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