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The Addams Family, Memphis Top 2010 Audience Award Nominations, Chosen by Theatergoers

The Addams Family, Memphis Top 2010 Audience Award Nominations, Chosen by Theatergoers

The cast of 'The Addams Family'

Winners will be announced on Monday, May 24!

Nominations have been announced for the 11th Annual Audience Awards. The nominations, which honor the best of the 2009-2010 season on Broadway and off, were chosen by online theater fans in 25 categories.

The Addams Family topped the list of this year's honorees, receiving 10 nominations in total including Favorite New Broadway Musical. Stars Nathan Lane, Bebe Neuwirth, Kevin Chamberlin, Krysta Rodriguez and video blogger Jackie Hoffman were also honored in various categories. Composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa received two nominations in the unique category of Favorite New Broadway Song, for the songs "When You're an Addams" and "Pulled."

The musical Memphis, the second-highest nominated show with nine nods including Favorite New Broadway Musical, filled out the song category, with three of its songs making the grade: "Memphis Lives in Me," "Steal Your Rock 'n' Roll" and "The Music of My Soul." The remainder of the show's nominations focused on stars Chad Kimball and Montego Glover, who were eligible in various one-of-a-kind races including Favorite Onstage Pair.

Other popular new shows with theatergoers this year include the Green Day musical American Idiot (which received eight nominations), the musical revival Promises, Promises (seven nods, including three each for stars Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth), the comedy Lend Me a Tenor (six nominations, including Favorite Broadway Play Revival) and A Little Night Music (which voters nominated in five categories, including three for leading lady Catherine Zeta-Jones in the categories of Favorite Leading Actress, Favorite Breakthrough Performance and Favorite Diva Performance). Audience Awards also honor long-running shows, and their replacement stars. Of older shows, Hair received the most nominations with five, including mentions for new stars Kyle Riabko, Ace Young, Diana DeGarmo and Annaleigh Ashford. Hair will compete as Favorite Long-Running Show opposite Billy Elliot, In the Heights, Next to Normal and Wicked, a perennial favorite for voters.

A complete list of this year's nominations is listed below on the official voting ballot. One vote is allowed per email address. Voting will continue through Sunday, May 23, 2010, with this year's winners being announced the following morning.

Shows that Received Multiple Nominations:
The Addams Family - 10
Memphis - 9
American Idiot - 8
Promises, Promises - 7
Lend Me a Tenor - 6
A Little Night Music - 5
Hair - 5
Finian's Rainbow - 4
The Miracle Worker - 4
A View from the Bridge - 3
Everyday Rapture - 3
Fences - 3
La Cage aux Folles - 3
Next Fall - 3
Sondheim on Sondheim - 3
Time Stands Still - 3
Wicked - 3
Enron - 2
Hamlet - 2
In the Heights - 2
In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play - 2
Next to Normal - 2
Race - 2
Ragtime - 2

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