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Last year around this time, the biggest story on Broadway was the mega-hit, Hamilton, the ground-breaking musical written by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Hamilton dominated the 2016 Tony nominations and later - the awards themselves.
The slate of 2017 Tony nominations, announced today by Broadway veterans, Christopher Jackson and Jane Krakowski, includes representation from more shows across the board - with some big stars filling the ticket - and some being conspicuously ignored.
Bette Midler, Kevin Kline, Josh Groban, Danny DeVito and Cate Blanchett all earned nominations, while Hamilton alum, Phillipa Soo was not nominated for her role in the new musical adapted from the film of the same name, "Amelie." Neither the "Cats" revival nor "The Bronx Tale" made the cut either.
Another surprise from today's announcements? This is actually Bette Midler's first Tony nomination - although she is the prior recipient of a Special Tony Award.
The 2017 Tony Awards will be televised live on June 11 by CBS from Radio City Hall.
For more about the 2017 Tony Nominees, including a full list, click here.