Published: Wed, May 02, 2018
Life&Culture | By Ben Goodman

Bruce Springsteen to receive special Special Tony Award

Bruce Springsteen to receive special Special Tony Award

She was also nominated for a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album.

Taylor Louderman earned her first nomination for playing a high school queen bee in "Mean Girls".

"I really haven't sat back and thought about the young version of me and how she would be freaking out right now", Louderman told the Associated Press. She adds that she can't wait to get to work "and see all the happy faces". He says you can hear "audible gasps, and sobs". Others in the category include Glenda Jackson from "Three Tall Women", Condola Rashad in "Saint Joan" and Lauren Ridloff in "Children of a Lesser God".

"Mean Girls", which Fey adapted from her much-beloved and oft-quoted 2004 high school comedy movie, and the goofy undersea adaptation from the cartoon "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical" lead the Tony Award nominations with a dozen nods each.

GREEN I think we are approaching a moment when puppetry, magic and special animal effects will have to get a category.

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Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants both received 12 nominations each, and Angels in America received 11. The former's 11 nominations, including ones for best musical revival, lead actor (Joshua Henry), lead actress (Jessie Mueller), featured actress (Renee Fleming and Lindsay Mendez) and choreography (Justin Peck). Close behind were revivals of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, the Angels in America revival, and The Band's Visit.

"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", a new play about the grown wizard and his troubled relationship with his teen-aged son, won 10 nominations, including best play and best actor for star Jamie Parker.

A revival of Eugene O'Neill's classic The Iceman Cometh got eight nods, including best actor for double Oscar-winner Denzel Washington.

Other nominees include Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Junk, Latin History for Morons, Fairnelli and the King, and The Children for Best Play.

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