Other Honors for This Production:
—Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical
—Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical
This is Kelly's first Tony nomination.
Dennis Kelly didn't do any drama in school and left when he was 16 years old to work at a supermarket. He thought he was going to become an actor but learned he preferred writing, so, at 30, he attended Goldsmiths, University of London and completed a Drama BA.