ASCAP's Broadway Legacy Continues with 13 Tony Nominations
May 3, 2017
It's that time of year again! The 2017 Tony Award nominations have been announced, and ASCAP members have once again been recognized for their incredible work in theater with 13 nominations across five major categories.
Fresh off their Oscar win for La La Land, ASCAP writers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul received a Best Original Score nomination for Dear Evan Hansen - one of nine nominations garnered by their sensational new musical.
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, written by ASCAP member Dave Malloy, took the most nominations with a massive 11-category coup. David Hein and Irene Sankoff's uplifting, powerful Come From Away snagged six nominations.
ASCAP musicals swept the Best Revival of a Musical category, with nominations for Broadway classics Miss Saigon, Hello, Dolly! and Falsettos.
The 71st Annual Tony Awards will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on CBS, Sunday, June 11th, 8:00 PM EST.
Here's who we'll be rooting for:
Come From Away
Dear Evan Hansen
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL
Come From Away — Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Groundhog Day The Musical — Danny Rubin
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 — Dave Malloy
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Come From Away — Music & Lyrics: Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Dear Evan Hansen — Music & Lyrics: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 — Music & Lyrics: Dave Malloy
Dave Malloy — Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
Falsettos (music and lyrics by William Finn)
Hello, Dolly! (music and lyrics by Jerry Herman)
Miss Saigon (music and lyrics by Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg and Richard Maltby)