The 2019 Tony Award nominations are out, and there are some familiar faces alongside some new arrivals.
Newcomer "Hadestown" opened just two weeks before nominations were announced, but clearly made a big impression - garnering 14 nominations. The show is a modern retelling of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. "It's like nothing I've heard on Broadway,” says Patrick Page, who plays Hades in the show. “It's like you're in a New Orleans jazz club and yet there are rock influences and blues influences, jazz, folk - it's just a hybrid"
The Jukebox musical "Ain't Too Proud - The Life And Times Of The Temptations" was close behind with 12 nominations. And stage adaptations of movies are also raking in the noms - "Tootsie" took 11, and "Beetlejuice" has eight.
Rounding out the list is "The Prom," with seven nominations. The show follows what happens when a high school controversy gets thrown into the national spotlight. "I think people can connect with its humor and its vulnerability," says Caitlin Kinnunen, who's nominated for Lead Actress in a Musical. "They can see themselves in any of these characters and they leave laughing and crying happy tears."
A group of Hollywood A-listers are also up for Broadway's top honor - including Bryan Cranston, Jeff Daniels, Adam Driver, Annette Bening and Laurie Metcalf.
Also in the mix - revivals of beloved classics. "Kiss Me Kate" has four nominations, and a non-traditional production of "Oklahoma!" has eight.
The nominees have to wait until June - when James Corden takes the stage to host the 73rd Tony awards.