It’s almost Tony time, and let's face it: We’re obsessed! In anticipation of the 2012 Tony nominations, which will be announced on May 1, the Broadway.com editorial staff clocked 12 of the top races. Take a look at our forecast, including frontrunners, hopefuls and a “shout out” to one performer or show we hope the Tony nominators won’t forget. Below, our cheat sheet on the race for Best Revival of a Musical.
This beloved Stephen Sondheim/James Goldman musical about a reunion of former showgirls had it all: stage greats, memorable songs, to-die-for designs and a rip-your-heart-out story acted to perfection.
Porgy and Bess
Golden-voiced stars Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis lead a strong ensemble to bring downtrodden Catfish Row—and the glorious Gershwin score—to vibrant life in this reimagined revival.
IN THE MIX
The first-ever Broadway revival is kicking up its heels and bringing a new Argentina to a new generation.
Jesus Christ Superstar
This flashy version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice fave emphasizes the “superstar” in the title.
Also possible: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
BROADWAY.COM SHOUT OUT
The irresistible peace-and-love energy of the Stephen Schwartz musical makes this revival a feel-good show for all ages, with plenty of heart and soul. Who wouldn’t want to join this happy band of Broadway believers?
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