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'American in Paris,' 'Fun Home' lead Tony nominations pack

The musicals "An American in Paris" and "Fun Home" each received a leading 12 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, showing two very different sides of this Broadway season. One side is sunny — the dance-heavy stage adaptation of the 1951 musical film with George and Ira Gershwin songs — and the other moody — the dark show based on Alison Bechdel's coming of age graphic novel about her closeted, suicidal dad. "It's nice to know if something's good, there's room for it," said Max von Essen, who earned a nomination for featured actor in a musical in "American in Paris." ''There's room for a smaller,...

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