Mean Girls and Spongebob Squarepants saw overlap in several categories, including Best Musical, Best Book, Best Original Score, Best Featured Actor, Best Scene Design, Best Costume Design, Best Direction, Best Choreography, Best Orchestration, and Best Sound Design.
It's also worth mentioning that Mean Girls' nomination for Best Featured Actor went to Grey Henson, the actor who plays Damian, the show's visible gay character.
"Of course Lauren Ridloff was nominated for a Tony Award", Berkshire Theatre Group CEO/Artistic Director Kate Maguire commented via e-mail in response to a question.
Bruce Springsteen will also be honoured for his Broadway run, one of the hottest tickets in NY this season, and British composer and musical impressario Andrew Lloyd Webber will be handed a lifetime achievement award.
"Best play nominees are "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", "The Children", "'Farinelli and the King", "Junk" and "Latin History for Morons". The show received 11 nominations.
"The Band's Visit", "Carousel" and "Angels in America" closely follow with 11 nods each.
A hit play from the "Harry Potter" franchise joined an acclaimed revival of AIDS drama "Angels in America" to dominate Broadway's Tony award nominations on Tuesday.
Jackson, marking a return to Broadway after three decades, was nominated for best actress in a revival of Edward Albee's "Three Tall Women" while Washington won a nod for his star turn in "The Iceman Cometh". Other contenders up for that nomination are Lobby Hero, Three Tall Women, The Iceman Cometh, and Travesties.
Other standouts were Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Carousel" and "My Fair Lady".
The nominations for the 2018 Tony Awards were announced Tuesday in NY.
The Tony Awards, hosted by platinum-selling singers and Broadway stars Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban, will air live from New York's Radio City Music Hall on CBS Sunday, June 10 at 8 p.m. ET.
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