The musical Jagged Little Pill, which uses the music from Alanis Morissette's 1995 self-titled album to tell the story of an American family losing control, received 15 Tony Award nominations as the Broadway community took the first steps to celebrate. brar a season shortened by the pandemic that overturned the world of theater.
There are three nominee musicals: Jagged Little Pill, Moulin Rouge: The Musical, and Tina - The Tina Turner Musical. And five works: Grand Horizons, The Inheritance, Sea Wall / A Life, Slave Play and The Sound Inside.
The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez received 11 nominations. The two-part, seven-hour epic uses Howards End as a starting point for observing gay life in the XNUMXst century.
Hot on the heels of Jag-ged Little Pill, Moulin Rouge !, an adaptation of Baz Luhrmann's hyper-active 2001 film about the goings-on in a Parisian nightclub at the turn of the century, it received 14 nominations.
Two very different entries earned 12: Slave Play, Jeremy O. Harris's groundbreaking work that mixes race, sex, taboos and class while exploring the legacy of slavery in the dynamics of interracial sex, and Tina - The Tina Turner Musical, which chronicles the life of the rock star with songs including Let's Stay Together and Proud Mary.
This year there were only 18 eligible plays and musicals.