The Broadway Collection Wins at the 2014 Tony Awards
The Broadway Collection has received top honors at the 68th Annual Tony Awards, the most prestigious accolade in American theatre. Presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, the Tony Awards pay tribute to the best new productions of the season. The latest Broadway Collection member shows collectively received 39 nominations this year, winning a fantastic seven awards on June 8th at Radio City Music Hall.
After Midnight and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical were two of the top Tony-nominated shows of the season and earned three total awards. After Midnight, the new show based on the Harlem jazz era and the famous Cotton Club walked away with the award for Best Choreography for Warren Carlyle. The thrilling look into the life and legacy of Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical did Carole King proud with seven nominations and two wins for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for Jessie Mueller, and Best Sound Design of a Musical for Brian Ronan.
The exhilarating movie turned musical, Rocky also acquired several awards nominations including first time Tony-nominee Andy Karl for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical. Rocky’s Christopher Barreca won the award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical, which was his first Tony win. Aladdin, the classic Disney movie was brought alive on stage this year, garnering several different nominations and one win. The hit show was nominated for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre and walked away with the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for James Monroe Iglehart.
This year on Broadway brought two spectacular revivals, Les Miserables, and Cabaret. Both are continuing their crowd-pleasing legacies by sharing their classic song and dance with new audiences and were nominated for a total of five awards.
A newcomer to the Broadway stage, but a Woody Allen classic, Bullets Over Broadway gathered several nominations in this Tony Awards season. Bullets Over Broadway had nominations in six categories including Best Book of a Musical, Best Choreography, Best Orchestrations, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical.
The following shows are no longer playing on Broadway but were nominated this season:
Mary Bridget Davies was nominated for her portrayal of Janis Joplin in A Night with Janis Joplin.
The Bridges of Madison County was nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for Kelli O’Hara and Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Donald Holder. The show took home Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Music & Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown), as well as Best Orchestrations for Jason Robert Brown.