Once a year, the Tony Awards® celebrate all things theatre. Honoring excellent singing, astounding performances, beautiful set design, and powerful story lines, the Tony Awards highlight the magic of performance.
STREAM: The 71st Annual Tony Awards On Sunday, June 11 At 8/7c On CBS All Access
So send your regards to Broadway by brushing up on the shows that racked up the most nominations for the 71st Annual Tony Awards before it airs live on Sunday, June 11 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access:
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 with 12 nominations.
Taking a literal page out of War and Peace, Dave Malloy's electro-pop creation snagged the composer-creator-performer his first Tony Award nomination.
With leading performers including the likes of Josh Groban and Denée Benton, coupled with the show's relatable themes of love, life, and redemption, it's no surprise that Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 scored a whopping 12 nominations—including the Best Musical and Best Original Score.
Watch Tony nominee Josh Groban talk about Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.
Hello, Dolly! with 10 nominations.
Oh Bette, "It's so nice to have you back where you belong!" Nominated for Best Revival of a Musical (along with nine other categories), Hello, Dolly! is back and already on top.
This revival of the beloved classic has quickly become a top box office earner. Clearly the combination of Bette Midler and such a compelling, classic story is worth more than "half-a-millionaire"—it closed the 2016-2017 season as Broadway's highest grossing show.
Dear Evan Hansen with nine nominations.
"Take in the view" of Dear Evan Hansen. This musical centers around high school student Evan Hansen and a snowballing lie.
The combination of insecurity, mental health, growing pains, and social media garnered this engrossing—and poignant—musical nine nominations, including Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for Broadway newcomer Ben Platt.
Watch Tony nominee Ben Platt talk about Dear Evan Hansen.
A Doll's House, Part 2 with eight nominations.
A Doll's House, Part 2 picks up where Henrik Ibsen's 1879 play entitled A Doll's House left off. Centered around Nora, a woman who makes her return to her family after 15 years, the play appropriately begins with a knock on the door.
Much like Ibsen's play, Lucas Hnath's acclaimed follow-up—aptly nominated for Best Play—puts the rules of gender in society front and center, with feminism and other hot button issues waiting in the wings.
READ: The Full List Of Nominees For The 71st Annual Tony Awards
Watch the 71st Annual Tony Awards live on Sunday, June 11 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.