The hit show has garnered nods across the board including the coveted Best Musical category at the 65th annual prizegiving, which honours the best on Broadway.
The Book of Mormon will go up against Catch Me If You Can, The Scottsboro Boys and Sister Act for the top prize.
Chris Rock's play The Motherf**ker with the Hat will compete for Best Play against War Horse, Good People and Jerusalem.
The ceremony is sure to be a star-studded event - Hollywood actor Al Pacino is nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his part in The Merchant of Venice, while Vanessa Redgrave (Driving Miss Daisy) will go head-to-head with Frances McDormand (Good People) for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play title.
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe missed out on landing a nomination for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, but his co-star John Larroquette is up for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical trophy.
The satirical musical grabbed seven other nominations, including Best Revival of a Musical.
In the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play category, British actor Mackenzie Crook (Jerusalem) will face off against Billy Crudup (Arcadia), as well as John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart), Arian Moayed (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) and Yul Vazquez (The Motherf**ker with the Hat).
Meanwhile, Ellen Barkin (The Normal Heart), Edie Falco (The House of Blue Leaves), Judith Light (Lombardi), Joanna Lumley (La Bete) and Elizabeth Rodriguez (The Motherf**ker with the Hat) are all up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play.
The winners will be announced on 12 June (11) at The Beacon Theatre in New York City.
The main list of nominees is as follows:
The Motherf**ker with the Hat
The Book of Mormon
Catch Me If You Can
The Scottsboro Boys
Best Book of a Musical:
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson - Alex Timbers
The Book of Mormon - Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
The Scottsboro Boys - David Thompson
Sister Act- Cheri Steinkellner, Bill Steinkellner and Douglas Carter Beane
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre:
The Book of Mormon - Music & Lyrics: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
The Scottsboro Boys - Music & Lyrics: John Kander and Fred Ebb
Sister Act- Music: Alan Menken, Lyrics: Glenn Slater
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown - Music & Lyrics: David Yazbek
Best Revival of a Play:
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Merchant of Venice
The Normal Heart
Best Revival of a Musical:
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play:
Brian Bedford - The Importance of Being Earnest
Bobby Cannavale - The Motherf**ker with the Hat
Joe Mantello - The Normal Heart
Al Pacino- The Merchant of Venice
Mark Rylance - Jerusalem
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play:
Nina Arianda - Born Yesterday
Frances McDormand - Good People
Lily Rabe - The Merchant of Venice
Vanessa Redgrave - Driving Miss Daisy
Hannah Yelland - Brief Encounter
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical:
Norbert Leo Butz - Catch Me If You Can
Josh Gad- The Book of Mormon
Joshua Henry - The Scottsboro Boys
Andrew Rannells - The Book of Mormon
Tony Sheldon - Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical:
Sutton Foster - Anything Goes
Beth Leavel - Baby It's You!
Patina Miller - Sister Act
Donna Murphy- The People in the Picture
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play:
Mackenzie Crook - Jerusalem
Billy Crudup - Arcadia
John Benjamin Hickey - The Normal Heart
Arian Moayed - Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Yul Vazquez - The Motherf**ker with the Hat
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play:
Ellen Barkin - The Normal Heart
Edie Falco - The House of Blue Leaves
Judith Light - Lombardi
Joanna Lumley - La Bete
Elizabeth Rodriguez - The Motherf**ker with the Hat
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical:
Colman Domingo - The Scottsboro Boys
Adam Godley - Anything Goes
John Larroquette - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Forrest McClendon - The Scottsboro Boys
Rory O'Malley - The Book of Mormon
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical:
Laura Benanti- Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Tammy Blanchard - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Victoria Clark - Sister Act
Nikki M. James - The Book of Mormon
Patti LuPone - Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Best Direction of a Play:
Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris - War Horse
Joel Grey & George C. Wolfe - The Normal Heart
Anna D. Shapiro - The Motherf**ker with the Hat
Daniel Sullivan - The Merchant of Venice
Best Direction of a Musical:
Rob Ashford - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Kathleen Marshall - Anything Goes
Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker - The Book of Mormon
Susan Stroman - The Scottsboro Boys
Rob Ashford - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Kathleen Marshall - Anything Goes
Casey Nicholaw - The Book of Mormon
Susan Stroman - The Scottsboro Boys
Doug Besterman - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Larry Hochman - The Scottsboro Boys
Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus - The Book of Mormon
Marc Shaiman and Larry Blank - Catch Me If You Can.
The Hollywood legend, who passed away last month (Mar11), was married eight times - twice to Richard Burton - and her last husband was former construction worker Fortensky, who she met in rehab at California's Betty Ford Clinic.
They married in 1991, but the union came to an end five years later in 1996.
Fortensky has remained largely out of the spotlight since the divorce, but has now broken his silence following his ex-wife's tragic death from congestive heart failure.
In an interview with Britain's Mail on Sunday, Fortensky opens up about the monthly payments Taylor was rumoured to have given him after their divorce, revealing he never asked her for any money, but she insisted when he was left seriously injured in a fall and was subsequently unable to work.
Taylor wrote him a letter, which reads, "Darling Larry. I've been thinking of you often lately and worry about you... I'm going to rely on my gut feelings. I think you could use a little help so I would like to send you a thousand a month for the rest of my life or until I go broke."
Fortensky says, "I accepted it but I never asked for it," while his sister, Donna, admits she was the one who called Taylor when her brother's house later went into foreclosure. She adds, "I called her and told her about Larry's troubles. She sent me a cheque the next day for $15,000. Larry found out what I'd done and was mad at me. It kept the bank at bay for a while but then he ended up losing his house anyway."
Fortensky admits he was in regular contact with his ex-wife right up until her final stay in hospital and was shocked when she lost her fight for life: "(The last time I spoke to her) she was going into hospital the next day. I thought she was going to be OK. I told her she would outlive me. She said, 'Larry, I'm going to be OK'. I was so shocked (when I heard news of her death). I was so sure she would get to go home and I would talk to her once again."
Fortensky also reveals he recently received a letter from Taylor's lawyers informing him she left him $800,000 (£500,000) in her will.
The 94-year-old actor has returned to the spotlight in recent months after receiving the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in January (11).
But his career honour has been overshadowed by personal turmoil - U.S. tabloid the National Enquirer reports his 45-year-old daughter Sharon Borgnine Halverson suffered an overdose on prescription medication on 15 February (11).
Moose Lake Police Chief Bryce Bogenholm confirms officers responded to an emergency call from a pal at Halverson's address in Moose Lake, Minnesota, where a woman was found "unresponsive".
Halverson, Borgnine's eldest daughter with fourth wife Donna Rancourt, was subsequently released from hospital.
The Mummy Returns star was hospitalised after a car struck her while she was getting into her own vehicle in central London on Saturday (19Feb11).
Doctors put her leg into a plaster cast and she took to her Twitter.com page to tell fans about the incident, writing: "I was hit by a car yesterday. Had a shock and a bit sad. Hopeful for a speedy recovery, and thankful for small blessings.
"Also thank you to paramedics for arriving so quickly, Metropolitan police, and all at Chelsea And Westminster hospital for their care."
Her spokesperson adds, "She has a broken leg but is fine."
The actress and singer will talk about growing up as child star and discuss how she keeps her career going strong in new musical revue In My Life, which incorporates popular songs and show tunes.
The production, which Shields has written and produced herself, will run at New York's infamous Feinstein's at Loews Regency theatre from 1 to 10 February (11).
Shields previously appeared in the Los Angeles run of musical Leap of Faith and replaced Donna Murphy in New York stage show Wonderful Town.
Fashion designer CALVIN KLEIN threw a massive 21st birthday party for his boyfriend Nick Gruber in New York City on Friday night (21Jan11). The 68 year old stuffed the Manhattan venue with 4,500 balloons, 100 models and a cake with 21 sparklers on top, as well as guests including Anna Wintour, Donna Karan and Daphne Guinness.
The actress was hospitalised in Los Angeles earlier this week (begs13Dec10) after contracting the staph infection from a sick relative, and she sparked fears for her health after making her illness known on her Facebook.com page on Tuesday (14Dec10).
The post read: "Prayer request - this time for me - a serious medical issue has arisen. Thank you for any and all prayers."
But D'Errico's spokesperson has assured fans she is responding well to treatment and is already on the road to recovery.
The rep tells Eonline.com, "She's doing fine. She'll be out (of the hospital) tomorrow (17Dec10). She's just staying for now as a precautionary measure.
"It is an unfortunate situation but she's recuperating well and looks great."
The former Baywatch star allegedly caught the infection after she visited a relative in an intensive care unit (ICU) and has since been admitted to the care of doctors.
On Tuesday evening (14Dec10), D'Errico posted on her Facebook page, "Prayer request - this time for me - a serious medical issue has arisen. Thank you for any and all prayers."
The actress/model will remain in hospital until at least the weekend (17-19Dec10), according to TMZ.com.
The actress and former Playboy model was flying from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her boyfriend Roy J. Bank and her 17-year-old son Rhyan.
D'Errico was pulled aside by workers who told her she would have to go through the controversial scanner, which displays the contours of passengers' bodies.
The blonde beauty claims she felt "overexposed" and is adamant staff could have picked anyone from the crowd, but chose her because of her looks.
She tells AOL News, "It is my personal belief that they pulled me aside because they thought I was attractive... My boyfriend sailed through with no problems, which is rather ironic in that he fits the stereotypical 'look' of a terrorist when his beard has grown a bit.
"After the search, I noticed that the male agent who had pulled me out of line was smiling and whispering with two other agents and glancing at me. I was outraged.
"This could, and I'm sure does, happen to other women. It isn't right to hide behind the veil of security and safety in order to take advantage of women, or even men for that matter, so that you can see them naked. It's a misuse of power and authority, and as much a personal violation as a Peeping Tom. The difference is that Peeping Toms can have charges pressed against them."
A spokesperson for airport security has denied there was any improper behaviour from employees.
Having only recently revived its cartoon fairytale division Disney abruptly announced earlier this week that it’s leaving the business for good. Which is a shame because few cinematic staples have proved more consistently entertaining -- or more effective as a babysitting tool. With its final fairytale adaptation Tangled a lively comic take of the classic Rapunzel fable the venerable studio can at least say that it’s exiting the genre on a high note.
Tweaks have been made to the original Brothers Grimm story most notable of which is that Rapunzel’s (Mandy Moore) trademark golden locks are now imbued with magical powers -- specifically the ability to halt or reverse the aging process -- that are activated conveniently enough whenever she serenades them with her dulcet voice. Born a princess she was plucked from the cradle by a capricious crone Mother Gothel (Broadway star Donna Murphy) who locked the child in a tower and raised her as her own daughter. Obsessed with preserving her youthful looks she employs Rapunzel as her own private botox clinic while taking steps to ensure that her little Patty Hearst never learns of her true royal heritage.
As befitting current social mores this Rapunzel is not the proverbial damsel in distress waiting patiently for a prince to come rescue her. Modern-day fairytale heroines simply must be more proactive. Though preternaturally naïve she's impressively well-read for a child abductee and she brims with curiosity about the outside world. On the eve of her 18th birthday she desperately longs to experience it first-hand despite the many dire (and entirely fabricated) warnings from "mother" about its inherent dangers.
Rapunzel's opportunity to escape comes when a wily bandit named Flynn Ryder (Zachary Levi) attempts to hide out in her tower only to be knocked out and taken captive by its plucky resident who coerces him into acting as her bodyguard during an impromptu tour of society at large. This flip of the traditional script sets the stage for the kind of climactic clash of opposites that can only ever result in eternal love.
Lyricist Glenn Slater and Oscar-winning composer Alan Mencken both Mouse House veterans collaborated on the Tangled soundtrack and while the film’s musical numbers aren’t likely to inspire a blockbuster Broadway musical (though I’d love to see how all that hair would fare on-stage) they partner nicely with the script’s buoyant comic tone moving the narrative forward instead of distracting us from it as musical numbers so often do. The story falters a bit in the third act -- especially during its disappointing climax during which Rapunzel suddenly discovers that her hair possesses Lazarus-like abilities -- but not enough to bring down the film as a whole.
What impressed me most about Tangled was its visual aesthetic which effectively marries the charm of the old-school hand-drawn style with CGI's unsurpassed ability to awe. (All sorts of innovations were required to properly render Rapunzel’s 70-foot mane which shimmers and glows with a life of its own.) Wrapped together in a wondrous 3D package it serves as a fitting farewell to a fine filmmaking tradition.