Linda Emond

2014 Tony nominations: Strange year for musicals

2014 Tony nominations: Strange year for musicals

In a wildly unpredictable year for the Tony Awards, especially in the popular category of new musicals, “A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder,” “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” “After Midnight,” and “Aladdin” were deemed the four nominees for the award, with “If/Then,” “Rocky,” “The Bridges of Madison County” and “Bullets Over Broadway” all knocked out of a category that often is crucial to a show's future ticket sales.

Best new play nods went to “Casa Valentina” by Harvey Fierstein, “Act One” by James Lapine, “Outside Mullingar” by John Patrick Shanley, “Mothers and Sons” by Terrence McNally and “All The Way” by Robert Schenkkan.

In essence, every serious original...

86°