Two immersive Off Broadway buzzmagnets, the David Byrne-Fatboy Slim disco tuner "Here Lies Love" and Tolstoy-and-vodka musical "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812," earned a record-breaking 11 nominations each for the 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards, the annual legit kudos that focus on Off Broadway fare.
In previous years, single titles have racked up eight noms at most, as was the case with the pre-Broadway run of "Urinetown" in 2002.
The revival of "Good Person of Szechuan," starring Taylor Mac and Kron, led the list of play nominees with a total of five nods including revival, a category in which it will compete with the recent repeat run of "Hand to God" at MCC Theater, among other shows in the running.
Richard Nelson, whose four-play cycle about the Apple family ended this season, will earn a star on the Lortel's playwrights sidewalk in Gotham's Greenwich Village. As previously announced, the Lortels' lifetime achievement kudo will go to producer Robyn Goodman ("Avenue Q," "Cinderella").
Awards will be handed out May 4 in a ceremony hosted by Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, both appearing in the upcoming Off Broadway opener "Annapurna."
2014 LUCILLE LORTEL AWARDS NOMINATIONS
Produced by Roundabout Theatre Company
Written by Joshua Harmon
Produced by Lincoln Center Theater
Written by Bruce Norris
"The Night Alive"
Produced by Atlantic Theater Company
Written by Conor McPherson
'Here Lies Love,' 'Great Comet' Shatter Records in Lortel Nominations
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