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    The 2023 Tony nominations include nods to Stoppard and the Isaac-Brosnahan chemistry.

    Janet Manley

    May 2, 2023, 11:48am

    The 2023 Tony nominations are out and include the Jessica Chastain revival of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House (also with Succession’s Arian Moayed), and your old friend Tom Stoppard.

    The nominations for best new play are:

    Ain’t No Mo’ by Jordan E. Cooper, about a world in which the U.S. government is willing to buy Black Americans a one-way ticket back to Africa.

    Between Riverside and Crazy by Stephen Adly Guirgis (who already won a Pulitzer Prize for the play), about an ex-cop-slash-recent widower and his recently paroled son Junior trying to hold onto their rent-stabilized apartmentson Riverside Drive.

    Cost of Living by Martyna Majok (also a Pulitzer Prize winner), about two caregivers: a widower grieving his late wife Ani, who had been paralyzed in an accident, and an Ivy League grad interviewing for a job as an aide to a grad student with cerebral palsy.

    Fat Ham by James Ijames (another Pulitzwer Prize winner), about Juic, a queer, Southern college kid whose dead father shows up as a ghost at a cookout “demanding that Juicy avenge his murder.”

    Leopoldstadt by Tom Stoppard (the play got six Tony nominations today), following a family in Vienna’s Jewish quarter from the late nineteenth century into the early twentieth century.

    And the nominations for best revived play are:

    A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Jamie Lloyd, starring Jessica Chastain and Arian Moayed

    The Piano Lesson by August Wilson, directed byLaTanya Richardson Jackson, starring Samuel L. Jackon and Danielle Brooks

    The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window by Lorraine Hansbury, directed by Anne Kaufman and starring Rachael Brosnahan and Oscar Isaac (see above)

    Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Kenny Leon

    Polish up those tap shoes, all.

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