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May 11, 1982 - Image 10

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Page 10-Tuesday, May 11 1982=The Michigan Daily

'Nine' up
for Tony's

NEW YORK (AP) - Two musicals, Nine and
Dreamgirls, and a play, The Life and Adventures of
Nicholas Nickleby, based on Charles Dickens' classic
novel, were announced Monday as top nominees for
Broadway's top honor, the Tony awards.
Dreamgirls, the new Michael Bennett production
about a Supremes-like trio of pop singers, got 13
nominations, one more than Nine, based on Federico
Fellini's sureal film, 81/z.
Nickleby, brought to Broadway for a limited run
by the Royal Shakespeare Company at $100 a ticket for
the 8 -hour show, got the most nominations for a
play - eight.;
The nominations, covering 19 categories, were
made by a 13-member panel voting on 23 plays and
10 musicals eligible for Tonys in the 1981-82 season
that ended Sunday.
Nominees for the Tony awards include a father and
his daughter, believed to be a first. Christopher
Plummer was nominated in the best actor category,
for his Iago in Othello. His daughter, Amanda
Plummer. was nominated twice, as best actress, in A
Taste of Honey, and as best supporting actress in
Agnes of God. The latter is still running.
Nominations for best play are Nicholas Nickleby,
Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley of Jackson,
Miss., The Dresser by Ronald Harwood of Britain and
Master Harold and the boys by Athol Fugard of South,

Nominations for best musical are Dreamgirls,
Nine, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream-
coat, based on a Bible story, and Pump Boys and
Dinettes, set in the rural South.
In addition to Plummer, best actor nominations
went to Roger Rees in the title role of Nicholas
Nickleby, Tom Courtenay in the title role of The
Dresser and Milo O'Shea as the older priest in the
two-character Mass Appeal.
Best actress nominations went to Amanda Plum-
mer, Zoe Caldwell in the title role of Medea,
Katharine Hepburn in The West Side Waltz and
Geraldine Page in Agnes of God.
Best actor in a musical nominations are Ben Bar-
ney in Dreamgirls, Raul Julia in Nine, Victor Garber
in Little Me, which has closed, and Herschel Bernardi
in a Lincoln Center revival of Fiddler on the Roof.
Best actress in a musical nominations went to Jen-
nifer Holliday and Sheryl Lee Ralph in Dreamgirls,
Mary Gordon Murray in Little Me and Lisa Mordente
in Marlowe, which had a very short run.
Best director, play, nominations went to Trevor
Nunn and John Caird, Nicholas Nickleby, Melvin
Bernhardt, Crimes of the Heart, Athol Fugard,
Master Harold and the boys, and Geraldine Fit-
zgerald, Mass Appeal.




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