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Two from the Lehigh Valley up for Tony Awards

Two from the Lehigh Valley up for Tony Awards

Tina Fey and her husband, Jeff Richmond, nominated for writing and composing the musical version of "Mean Girls", say they awaited the early-morning announcement with bated breath. They're both up for major awards, including the most prestigious award Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score.

Other nominations also went to three quasi-queer musicals: the My Fair Lady revival, which has a priggish male couple at its heart; Summer: The Donna Summer Musical about the legendary disco diva; and the don't-need-a-prince sisterly duo in the stage adaptation of Disney's Frozen. The musical nabbed 12 nominations including - Best Musical, Best Actress in a Musical, Best Featured Actress in a Musical, and Best Featured Actor in a Musical.

Jessie Mueller received her fourth Tony nomination, for "Carousel".

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.

SpongeBob SquarePants and Mean Girls are also nominated for Best Original Score along with Angels in America, The Band's Visit, and Frozen. The show received 11 nominations.

"Best play nominees are "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", "The Children", "'Farinelli and the King", "Junk" and "Latin History for Morons".

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Jonny Isakson (R-GA) signed off on the release of the allegations against Jackson, which Trump did not mention. President Donald Trump had nominated Jackson in March for advancement to a two-star admiral.

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The name Louis also holds a special meaning for Prince Phillip whose grandfather was named Prince Louis Alexander of Battenburg. Weighing in at just 8lbs 3oz, the baby Princess was welcomed to the world by Prince William , who was present at the birth.

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The Loose Women have defended the Duchess of Cambridge for having an "immaculate" appearance after the birth of her third child . Kate Middleton has given birth thrice, and every time she is seen wearing a Jenny Packham dress during her royal baby debuts.

The Tony Awards race this year seems to be dominated by big established brands - Disney's "Frozen", J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter", Tina Fey's "Mean Girls" and Nickelodeon's "SpongeBob SquarePants".

Ridloff will be competing against Amy Schumer, who made her Broadway debut in Steve Martin's comedy "Meteor Shower"; and Glenda Jackson from "Three Tall Women" and Condola Rashad in "Saint Joan".

In other revival news, My Fair Lady, Once On This Island, and Carousel are up for Best Revival of a Musical.

The nominations for the 2018 Tony Awards were announced Tuesday in NY.

The 72nd annual Tony Awards, which will be hosted by Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban, will be broadcast June 10 on CBS, live from NYC's Radio City Music Hall.

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