Play with Lexington native nominated for 10 Tony Awards

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A hit play from the "Harry Potter" franchise joined an acclaimed revival of AIDS drama "Angels in America" to dominate Broadway's Tony award nominations on Tuesday. Here, now, via ABC News and WCBS-TV (New York) is a list of the nominees in the major categories.

Splashy pop musicals SpongeBob Squarepants and Mean Girls led the 2018 Tony Award nominations with 12 nods each, but not every big brand name came out on top. For the sake of brevity, this article will exclude minor categories such as technical awards, and awards for Best Actor/Actress other than those for the lead roles.

The Band's Visit, a heart-warming musical about Egyptian musicians visiting Israel, Angels In America, set against the 1980s Aids crisis, and a revival of Rogers and Hammerstein's Carousel all scooped 11 nominations apiece.

Meanwhile, a few popular new musicals failed to make the nominations. Summer: The Donna Summer Musical also picked up two nominations: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (LaChanze) and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Ariana DeBose).

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Critic and audience favorite "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" has garnered 10, along with the revival of "My Fair Lady".

Boyle reprised his role as Scorpius Malfoy last month when the play opened on Broadway in NY.

Co-written by JK Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child premiered in London's West End in 2016.

Don't miss the 72nd Annual Tony Awards when they air live Sunday, June 10 at 8/7c on CBS!

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