‘Once’ Sweeps Tony Nominations

    In this theater image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Raul Esparza is shown during a performance of "Leap of Faith," at the St. James Theatre in New York. (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Joan Marcus)

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    Nice work if you can get it. The Tony Award nominations were announced Tuesday, with the new musical Once getting 11 nominations—but Broadway legend Bernadette Peters in Follies and pop star Ricky Martin in Evita being snubbed. Once will square off for Best Musical—considered to be the most coveted award—against Leap of Faith, Newsies, and Nice Work If You Can Get It. In the Best Play category, the Pulitzer Prize–winning Clybourne Park will face off against Other Desert Cities, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Venus in Fur. The 66th Annual Tony Awards will be on June 10.

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