Josh Groban & his Broadway musical grab 12 Tony nominations

This image released by O&M  DKC shows David Hyde Pierce left and Bette Midler during a performance of

This image released by O&M DKC shows David Hyde Pierce left and Bette Midler during a performance of"Hello Dolly! in New York. Tony Award nominations will be announced on Tuesday

"Anastasia" underwent a few changes in its move from Hartford Stage to New York's Broadhurst Theatre, but retained almost all of the same cast members and design team.

The age equality demonstrated by the 2017 Tony nominations stretches across both revivals and new works, suggesting that theater creatives are continuing to write strong roles for older performers.

Not Nominated but Hosting: Kevin Spacey. The awards, formally known as the Antonette Perry Awards for Excellence in Broadway Theatre, are presented annually by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. A total of 25 shows got at least one nomination. He will compete for the best leading actor with Denis Arndt of "Heisenberg", Chris Cooper from "A Doll's House, Part 2", Corey Hawkins in "Six Degrees of Separation" and Jefferson Mays from "Oslo".

"I'm just so glad I quit my day job", joked Vogel, 65, who has taught generations of playwrights at Brown and Yale.

Larry Hochman, who earned a nomination previous year for orchestrating She Loves Me, is once again nominated for his work on another classic revival: Hello, Dolly!

While 11 musicals and 14 plays collected nominations this morning, 11other shows were overlooked by the Nominating Committee. The show combines two short musicals by William Finn.

Martin, a producer with a number of Broadway shows in development, said the race for best musical is "a dead heat" between Come From Away and Dear Evan Hansen, a musical about a teenager with social anxiety disorder. With 12 nominations, including Josh Groban who made his Broadway debut in the lead role category; is an offbeat pop opera rendition of Tolstoy's "War and Peace".

The long-term fate of many shows now on Broadway often rests on how many nominations — and later wins — they can accumulate.

A revival of August Wilson's Jitney has six nominations, including one for director Ruben Santiago-Hudson, who (trivia alert!) TV viewers may know as Castle's Captain Roy Montgomery.

Can Bette Midler and company break the 'Hello, Dolly!' Tony Awards curse?

"Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812, " which was presented and partly shaped for Broadway at Cambridge's American Repertory Theater in 2015 after earlier runs in NY, leads the pack with 12 Tony Award nominations. The show was named in 10 categories, including best revival of a musical.

Ben Platt from "Dear Evan Hansen" and Andy Karl from "Groundhog Day" are the frontrunners for Best Actor in a Musical.

Best play: A Doll's House, Part 2; Indecent; Oslo; Sweat.

This image released by O&M/DKC shows Taylor Trensch, fromleft, Bette Midler, and Gavin Creel during a performance of "Hello, Dolly!" in NY. Popular movies will continue to be converted into easily marketable musicals, but as this season bears out with "Dear Evan Hansen", "The Great Comet" and "Come From Away", the most memorable work springs from unpredictable places and fresh imaginations.

"A Doll's House, Part 2" is the kind of play (an Ibsen sequel, for crying out loud!) that in years past would have been relegated to off-Broadway and the regional theaters.

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