'Parade' and 'Leopoldstadt' each nab 6 Tony nominations in a big year for Jewish Broadway


Julieta Cervantes

Oscar Isaac plays the titular character in a revival of Lorraine Hansberry's "The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window" at theBAM Harvey Theater in Brooklyn, N.Y.

(JTA) - Shows about the Holocaust and a notorious American antisemitic incident picked up several Tony Award nominations Tuesday morning, as Broadway's biggest honors made room for a sizable Jewish presence.

Most notably, a revival of the 1998 musical "Parade," starring Ben Platt as the early-20th-century Jewish lynching victim Leo Frank, scored six nominations, including best revival of a musical and a best actor nod for Platt. Jewish lead actress Micaela Diamond also scored a nomination for playing Leo's wife Lucille, causing awards presenter Lea Michele to squeal with glee (pun intended)...

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