South Park creators' Mormon play tops nominations
Wed, 04 May 2011 5:50a.m.
South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone's musical The Book Of Mormon is leading the way at this year's Tony Awards after scooping 14 nominations.
The hit show has garnered nods across the board including the coveted Best Musical category at the 65th annual prizegiving, which honours the best on Broadway.
The Book of Mormon will go up against Catch Me If You Can, The Scottsboro Boys and Sister Act for the top prize.
Chris Rock's play The Motherf**ker with the Hat will compete for Best Play against War Horse, Good People and Jerusalem.
The ceremony is sure to be a star-studded event - Hollywood actor Al Pacino is nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his part in The Merchant of Venice, while Vanessa Redgrave (Driving Miss Daisy) will go head-to-head with Frances McDormand (Good People) for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play title.
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe missed out on landing a nomination for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, but his co-star John Larroquette is up for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical trophy.
The satirical musical grabbed seven other nominations, including Best Revival of a Musical.
In the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play category, British actor Mackenzie Crook (Jerusalem) will face off against Billy Crudup (Arcadia), as well as John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart), Arian Moayed (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) and Yul Vazquez (The Motherf**ker with the Hat).
Meanwhile, Ellen Barkin (The Normal Heart), Edie Falco (The House of Blue Leaves), Judith Light (Lombardi), Joanna Lumley (La Bete) and Elizabeth Rodriguez (The Motherf**ker with the Hat) are all up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play.
The winners will be announced on 12 June (11) at The Beacon Theatre in New York City.
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