Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The 2018 Tony Nominations

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The 2018 Tony Nominations

Golden Globes, Oscars, Grammys step aside. It’s time for the Tony Awards.
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Theater nerds, like myself, wait patiently all year for the Tony Awards, an awards ceremony for everything Broadway. This past Tuesday, May 1, the nominations for the 2018 Tony Awards were released and I am prepared to give you a full break down of the biggest categories.

There are four new musicals up for Best Musical. The first musical is The Band’s Visit which tells the story of a group of Egyptian musicians who find themselves in a remote Israeli town. The locals take them in for the night allowing for their lives to impact one another bringing life to a once bland town. The Band’s Visit has 10 other nominations including Best Performance by an Actor and Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical.

The remaining three shows nominated for Best Musical have more recognizable names: Frozen, Mean Girls, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical. Both Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical have twelve nominations, leading the race, while Frozen is trailing behind with only three.

The next category is Best Play which has five nominated shows including The Children by Lucy Kirkwood, Farinelli and The King by Claire van Kampen, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two by Jack Thorne, Junk by Ayad Akhtar, and Latin History for Morons by John Leguizamo.

The Children by Lucy Kirkwood is a new play following two retired nuclear engineers who leave the busy life due to a devastating series of events occurring in the world. After an old friend shows up at their door, they are shocked to find out her true intentions behind her visit.

Farinelli and The King by Claire van Kampen tells the story of the Spanish King Philippe V who hires the singer Farinelli to help him cope with his insomnia. When the king begins to be captivated, Farinelli must make the decision between his keeping his career or staying alone with his king.

Coming from London there is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two by Jack Thorne which is a continuation of the beloved Harry Potter series following Harry’s son Albus Potter as he journeys through Hogwarts. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is leading in nominations with 10.

Junk by Ayad Akhtar retells the story of a financier Robert Merkin fights to take over an iconic American manufacturing company showing how money becomes the only thing that mattered. Finally, Latin History for Morons by John Leguizamo, starring John himself, is a story about a father searching for a Latin hero for his son’s school project after discovering the absence of Latinos in his son’s American History Class.

There were only three musical revivals this season allowing My Fair Lady, Once On This Island, and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel to all leave with nominations for Best Revival of a Musical. My Fair Lady story concerns Eliza Doolittle who is a flower girl that takes voice lessons from a phonetician to become more of a lady.

Once On This Island, a favorite of the season, tells the story of two lover torn apart due to their difference in social class and the four gods of the island guide one of the lovers through a test of love against prejudice and hate to reunite the two lovers.

Lastly, Carousel follows Billy Bigelow and his love Julie Jordan. Their love results in the loss of both of their jobs, forcing Billy to participate in a robbery to provide for his lover and unborn child, and he is given the chance to make things right after the robbery goes tragically wrong. Carousel is the play with the most nominations totaling up to 11.

Best Revival of a Play is the last big category for the Tony Awards that has five nominations: Angels in America, Edward Albee's Three Tall Women, Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh, Lobby Hero, and Travesties. Angels in America, first released in 1991, tells the story of people of all different backgrounds battling through both the AIDS crisis and the Reaganite politics of 1980s America.

Angels in America has gotten 11 Tony nominations, the most nominations a play has ever received. Three Tall Women first show was in 1991 as well and uncovers the life of three women of different ages discussing their lives, gradually it is revealed that they may all be the same woman. In 1946, The Iceman Cometh is a play which a desperate denial is the biggest problem with suicide and murder shown as a reasonable choice for people who truly see the world as it is.

Lobby Hero originally premiered in 2001 and is now starring popular actors Michael Cera and Chris Evans. The story concerns a young security guard with strong ambitions as he clashes with his stern boss, an intense rookie cop and her unpredictable partner during a murder investigation as their personal and professional personas are put to the test and find themselves at odds.

Travesties, original production in 1974, focuses on Henry Carr as he reminisces about his time in Zürich during World War 1, following his interactions with Tristan Tzara during the rise of Dada, James Joyce while he wrote Ulysses and Lenin leading toward Russia’s Bolshevik Revolution.

To view the rest of the nominations, you can find them on www.playbill.com. The Tony Awards are set to air on June 10 at 8pm EST. From a fellow theater nerd to you, keep singing your heart out and dancing like nobody’s watching.
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50 Quotes from the Best Vines

If you're picturing the vines in your head, you're doing it right
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In 2017 we had to say goodbye to one of the best websites to ever roam the internet: Vine. In case you have been living under a rock since 2013, Vine was -(sad face)- a website and app that took the internet and the app store by storm in Winter 2013. It contained 6-second videos that were mostly comedy- but there were other genres including music, sports, cool tricks and different trends. Vine stars would get together and plan out a vine and film it till they got it right.

It was owned by Twitter and it was shut down because of so many reasons; the viners were leaving and making money from Youtube, there was simply no money in it and Twitter wanted us to suffer.

There's been a ton of threads on Twitter of everyone's favorite vines so I thought I'd jump in and share some of my favorites. So without further ado, here are some quotes of vines that most vine fanatics would know.

1. "AHH...Stahhp. I coulda dropped mah croissant"

2. "Nate how are those chicken strips?" "F%#K YA CHICKEN STRIPS.....F%#K ya chicken strips!"

3. "Road work ahead? Uh Yea, I sure hope it does"

4. "Happy Crimus...." "It's crismun..." "Merry crisis" "Merry chrysler"

5. "...Hi Welcome to Chili's"

6. "HoW dO yOu kNoW wHaT's gOoD fOr mE?" "THAT'S MY OPINIONNN!!!.."

7."Welcome to Bible Study. We're all children of Jesus... Kumbaya my looordd"

8. Hi my name's Trey, I have a basketball game tomorrow. Well I'm a point guard, I got shoe game..."

9. "It's a avocadooo...thanks"

10. "Yo how much money do you have?" "69 cents" "AYE you know what that means?" "I don't have enough money for chicken nuggets"

11. "Hurricane Katrina? More like Hurricane Tortilla."

12. "Hey Tara you want some?" "This b*%th empty. YEET!"

13. "Get to Del Taco. They got a new thing called Freesha-- Free-- Freeshavaca do"

14. "Mothertrucker dude that hurt like a buttcheek on a stick"

15. "Two brooss chillin in a hot tub 5 feet apart cuz they're not gay"

16. "Jared can you read number 23 for the class?" "No I cannot.... What up I'm Jared, I'm 19 and I never f#@%in learned how to read."

17. "Not to be racist or anything but Asian people SSUUGHHH"

18. 18. "I wanna be a cowboy baby... I wanna be a cowboy baby"

19. "Hey, I'm lesbian" "I thought you were American"

20. "I spilled lipstick in your Valentino bag" "you spilled- whaghwhha- lipstick in my Valentino White bag?"

21. "What's better than this? Guys bein dudes"

22. "How'd you get these bumps? ya got eggzma?" "I got what?" "You got eggzma?"

23. "WHAT ARE THOSEEEEE?" "THEY are my crocs!"

24. "Can I get a waffle? Can I please get a waffle?"

25. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAVEN!" "I can't sweem"

26. "Say Coloradoo" "I'M A GIRAFFE!!"

27. "How much did you pay for that taco?" Aight yo you know this boys got his free tacoo"

28. *Birds chirping* "Tweekle Tweekle"

29. "Girl, you're thicker than a bowl of oatmeal"

30. "I brought you Frankincense" "Thank you" "I brought you Myrrh" "Thank you" "Mur-dur" "huh...Judas..no"

31. "Sleep? I don't know about sleep...it's summertime" "You ain't go to bed?" "Oh she caught me"

32. "All I wanna tell you is school's not important... Be whatever you wanna be. If you wanna be a dog...RUFF. You know?"33. "Oh I like ya accent where you from?" "I'm Liberian" "Oh, my bad *whispering* I like your accent..."

34. "Next Please" "Hello" "Sir, this is a mug shot" "A mug shot? I don't even drink coffee"


35. "Hey did you happen to go to class last week?" "I have never missed a class"

36. "Go ahead and introduce yourselves" "My name is Michael with a B and I've been afraid of insects my entire-" "Stop, stop, stop. Where?" "Hmm?" "Where's the B?" "There's a bee?"

37. "There's only one thing worse than a rapist...Boom" "A child" "No"

38. "Later mom. What's up me and my boys are going to see Uncle Kracker...GIVE ME MY HAT BACK JORDAN! DO YOU WANNA SEE UNCLE KRACKER OR NO?


39. "Dad look, it's the good kush." This is the dollar store, how good can it be?"

40. "Zach stop...Zach stop...You're gonna get in trouble. Zach"

41. "CHRIS! Is that a weed? "No this is a crayon-" I'm calling the police" *puts 911 into microwave* "911 what's your emergency"

42. "WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? "

43. *Blowing vape on table* * cameraman blows it away* "ADAM"

44. "Would you like the spider in your hand?" "Yea" "Say please" "Please" *puts spider in hand* *screams*

45. "Oh hi, thanks for checking in I'm still a piece of garrbaagge"

46. *girl blows vape* "...WoW"

47. *running* "...Daddy?" "Do I look like-?"

48. *Pours water onto girl's face" "Hello?"

49. "Wait oh yes wait a minute Mr. Postman" "HaaaAHH"

50. "...And they were roommates" "Mah God they were roommates"


I could literally go on forever because I just reference vines on a daily basis. Rest in peace Vine

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15 Students You're Unfortunately Going To Run Into

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High school is basically the weirdest place in the world. It's an influx of all of the humanity's best, worst, and in-between. And while there's no way to predict for sure all of the freaks you'll meet, here's just 15 you either know or will know.


1. The Stoners


Some of them are problematic; some of them aren't. They're quite the wide range, but they always have a dead look in their eyes, make a lot of inappropriate jokes and like to play card games.

2. The Geeks

Put your second generation Macbook Pro-Gameboy fusion away, Daniel. No one wants to watch Naruto with you.

3. Football Players

At my school, we used to have a dance studio. It's been turned into a weight room, but they kept the mirrors. So now every time you pass the room, it smells like sweat and testosterone while shirtless guys stare at themselves, flexing to prove their heterosexuality.

4. Every Other Sport

We get it, you're tired, and you hate your coach. If you hate it so much, quit. But you won't because if you do then you won't have anything to complain about to others.

5. Hype Beasts

No, I will not scream at this pep rally because I do not care about school spirit. Go away, I have a headache.

6. Vape Nation

While I thank you for smelling like candy or fruit as opposed to smelling like a chemical fire like the stoners, please stop juuling in the bathroom; I just want to pee.

7. AP Students

Sweetie, please take a nap and have some green tea, you're stressing me out. See number one for more help on relaxing.

8. Freshman

If you're a freshman and you're thinking, "Oh, I'm not that bad!" then trust me. You are. Someday you'll look back on yourself during these times and wish you were never born.

9. Phone Ninjas

Often football players or hype beasts, these people have their phones surgically attached to their hands and somehow never get caught.

10. Teacher's Pet

Buddy, literally everyone but the teacher is perfectly aware that you're just mooching for a better grade or for your phone back.

11. Kinky Kids

No, I would not like to hear about your weekend. Go sit with someone else before I catch something.

12. Theater Kids

Stop screaming at me to buy tickets to see you play the That One Background Character in the school play. I don't even know you.

13. The Orchestra Kids

They constantly feel like their under attack, and they're not entirely wrong. Need to see number one to relax as well.

14. Band Kids

Like orchestra Kids except way more annoying and permanently stuck in the freshman phase.

15. Has Their Own Car And Everyone Knows It

Hey buddy, you're 10 minutes late, and you have Chik-Fil-A. It doesn't take a genius to put two and two together.

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