The nominations for this year’s Tony Awards are in, and ASCAP members have once again found their places among the music-related categories.
Leading the nominations is Once, the movie turned stage production featuring the melancholy compositions of Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova that tell the story of two songwriters’ romance. The new musical racked up 11 nominations including one in the Best Musical category.
Not far behind in the nomination race are the Gershwins whose music is the center of attention in this year’s Nice Work If You Can Get It, and whose Porgy and Bess saw a revival on the Broadway stage. Each show garnered 10 nominations, with Nice Work If You Can Get It finding its place in the Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical categories, and Porgy and Bess being recognized among the year’s Best Revivals of a Musical.
Porgy and Bess faces tough competition in its category going up against the revival of Follies. The show has won three Tonys for Best Musical or Musical Revival in its time.
ASCAP writers took two of the nominee slots in the Best Score category, where Frank Wildhorn and Don Black were recognized for their score to Bonnie and Clyde, and Grant Olding for his score to One Man, Two Guvnors.
This year’s Tony Awards will be broadcast live on Sunday, June 10th on CBS.
Congrats to all our nominees!
Frank Wildhorn & Don Black - Bonnie & Clyde
Grant Olding [PRS] - One Man, Two Guvnors
Leap of Faith
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Best Book of a Musical
Joe Di Pietro - Nice Work If You Can Get It
Best Revival of a Musical
The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess