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Three Des Moines Performing Arts Invested Shows Receive Tony Award Nominations DMPA Announces Tony Awards Watch Party

5/2/2017

DES MOINES, IA ― The Broadway League and The American Theatre Wing announced the 2017 Tony Award Nominations on Tuesday, May 2 at 7:30 a.m. CST live from New York. Des Moines Performing Arts (DMPA) has invested in three nominated shows as part of the Independent Presenters Network (IPN), a consortium of 40 leading Broadway presenters, theaters and performing arts centers. Nominated shows DMPA has invested in include DEAR EVAN HANSEN, HELLO, DOLLY! and WAR PAINT. Nominations for each show are as follows:

DEAR EVAN HANSEN:

  • BEST MUSICAL
  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL (Ben Platt)
  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL (Mike Faist)
  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL (Rachel Bay Jones)
  • BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL (Steven Levenson)
  • BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (MUSIC AND/OR LYRICS) WRITTEN FOR THE THEATRE (Benj Pasek & Justin Paul)
  • BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL (Japhy Weideman)
  • BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL (Michael Greif)
  • BEST ORCHESTRATIONS (Alex Lacamoire)

HELLO, DOLLY!:

  • BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL (David Hyde Pierce)
  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL (Bette Midler)
  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL (Gavin Creel)
  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL (Kate Baldwin)
  • BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A MUSICAL (Santo Loquasto)
  • BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A MUSICAL (Santo Loquasto)
  • BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL (Natasha Katz)
  • BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL (Jerry Zaks)
  • BEST ORCHESTRATIONS (Larry Hochman)

WAR PAINT:

  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL (Christine Ebersole)
  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL (Patti LuPone)
  • BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A MUSICAL (David Korins)
  • BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A MUSICAL (Catherine Zuber)

In total, DMPA investments represent 23 Tony Award nominations. The 71st annual Tony Awards telecast will air live on CBS on Sunday, June 11 at 7 p.m. CST.

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DMPA announced the organization’s annual Tony Awards Watch Party will take place on Sunday, June 11 on Cowles Commons. The public is invited to this free event where food truck fare, beer and other beverages will be available for purchase. Vendors will begin selling food and beverages at 5 p.m. and the Tony Awards telecast will begin at 7 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

More information about the Tony Awards and nominees can be found at: http://www.tonyawards.com

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