2017 Tony Awards Nominations Announced

Variety reports:

“Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812” jumped to the head of the pack of the 2017 Tony nominations, taking the lead with an even dozen noms, ahead of “Hello, Dolly!,” which nabbed ten, and “Dear Evan Hansen,” which scored nine.

In a year packed with 13 new musicals all vying for attention, the 2016-17 season had plenty of contenders but no clear juggernaut like “Hamilton,” which last year hit a new record high for nominations. The closest equivalent this season has been the recent revival of “Hello, Dolly!,” which earned the adoration of critics and has become the top new earner at the box office since, well, “Hamilton.”

Among new musicals, “Dear Evan Hansen,” the critically praised drama that’s connected with younger audiences and become one of the season’s big sellers, seemed a sure bet, as did “Come From Away,” the sleeper success that deals with 9/11 with an unexpectedly light and uplifting touch.