Midler, Blanchett, Field score Tony nominations for best of Broadway

It's now a smash marked by the Broadway debut of nominee Josh Groban (a man whose fanbase surely overlaps with "moms who might take the whole family to NY to see a Broadway show").

The megahit revival of "Hello, Dolly!", starring Bette Midler, got 10 nominations, including ones for Midler and David Hyde Pierce. More Best Musical nominations are "Dear Evan Hansen", "Come From Away" and "Groundhog Day" which also sees Tim Minchin up for Best Original Score.

Unlike last year when "Hamilton" vacuumed up 16 Tony nominations, this year's nods were scattered, particularly after a glut of 13 new musicals debuted this season. The show is the Broadway version of a groundbreaking "immersive" piece that was a hit off-Broadway several years ago. Kevin Spacey will host the awards show June 11 from Radio City Music Hall.

Christopher Ashley has also been nominated for best direction of a musical and Jenn Colella, who has earned raves as a trailblazing American Airlines pilot, has been nominated for best actress in a featured role.

Midler returned to a musical theater role on Broadway for the first time in 50 years, and the new staging of Hello, Dolly! has just as much to do with her return as it does the play's.

Playhouse artistic director Christopher Ashley received his third career Tony nomination for directing the musical about what happened when 38 planes were diverted to Newfoundland on September 11, 2001 leaving thousands of passengers stranded in the small, welcoming town of Gander.

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A play inspired by the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and a musical about Canadians who welcomed travelers on September 11, 2001, when the United States closed its air space, each received seven nominations.

Best Leading Actress in a Musical: Denée Benton (Natasha in "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812"); Christine Ebersole (Elizabeth Arden in "War Paint"); Patti LuPone (Helena Rubinstein in "War Paint"); Bette Midler (Dolly in "Hello, Dolly!"); Eva Noblezada (Kim in "Miss Saigon"). He received the first one, best featured actor in a musical, for "On the Twentieth Century" in 1978 and another in 1981 for best actor in a musical for his performance as the Pirate King in "The Pirates of Penzance".

Groundhog Day is the Tonys' favorite adaptation. This season, the successes were less flashy, but still noteworthy.

The ART is one of numerous producers of the Broadway production of "Natasha, " and is listed as the theater where the show was "further developed and produced". "Director Barlett Sher introduced his friend Terje Rød-Larsen, a Norwegian diplomat, to the playwright". "Indecent", written by Pulitzer Prize victor Paula Vogel, tells the story behind the production of "God of Vengeance", a Yiddish play that was banned in NY in 1923 for depicting a lesbian relationship.

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