‘A Gentleman’s Guide’ leads Tony nominations

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This photo provided by Jeffrey Richards Associates shows Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” while holding Roxie. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Richards Associates, Evgenia Eliseeva)

This photo provided by Jeffrey Richards Associates shows Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” while holding Roxie. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Richards Associates, Evgenia Eliseeva)

FILE – This file image released by Philip Rinaldi Publicity shows Denzel Washington, left, and LaTanya Richardson Jackson during a performance of “A Raisin in the Sun,” at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York. This Broadway season has been rich with roles for African-Americans and audiences are responding, from the packed Brooks Atkinson Theatre, where the musical “After Midnight” celebrates Duke Ellington’s years at the Cotton Club, to the standing-room only Circle in the Square, where Audra McDonald is channeling Billie Holiday, and to the Ethel Barrymore Theatre where Washington and Richardson share a stage with Anika Noni Rose and Sophie Okonedo. (AP Photo/Philip Rinaldi Publicity, Brigitte Lacombe, File)

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NEW YORK (AP) — The musical “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” a musical romp in which a poor man comically eliminates the eight heirs ahead of him for a title, has nabbed a leading 10 Tony Award nominations.

The nominations announced Tuesday morning also made waves for snubbing some big names, including Denzel Washington, Daniel Radcliffe, James Franco, Zachary Quinto and Michelle Williams.

The musicals up for the big prize in June are: “After Midnight,” ”A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” ”Aladdin,” and “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.”

The best new play category has James Lapine’s “Act One,” Terrance McNally’s “Mothers and Sons,” Robert Schenkkan’s “All the Way,” John Patrick Shanley’s “Outside Mullingar” and Harvey Fierstein’s “Casa Valentina.”

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Associated Press

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