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Midler, Blanchett, Field Score Tony Nominations for Best of Broadway


FILE - Bette Midler speaks at 15th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Feb. 8, 2016, in Beverly Hills, California. Along with Cate Blanchett and Sally Field, Midler received a best actress nomination in Broadway's Tony Awards Tuesday.

Bette Midler, Cate Blanchett and Sally Field received best actress nominations in Broadway's Tony Awards on Tuesday, while "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812" scored a leading 12 nominations including the top prize, best musical.

Close behind was the hit revival of "Hello, Dolly!" which took 10 nominations, including one for actor David Hyde Pierce.

"Dear Evan Hansen," "Groundhog Day The Musical" and "Come From Away" received best musical nominations as well.

Best play nominees included "Oslo," "Sweat," "Indecent," and "A Doll's House, Part 2," which won nominations for stars Laurie Metcalf and Chris Cooper.

The Tony Awards will be presented on June 11 at Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall in a ceremony headlined by film and stage star Kevin Spacey.

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