Jerusalem nominated for six Tony Awards
The Tony Awards were announced today (Tue 3 May), which included six nominations forthe Royal Court’s production of Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem , which recently opened at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway.
Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem is nominated for Best Play, up against Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire, The Motherfucker with the Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis and the National Theatre’s production of War Horse by Nick Stafford
Mark Rylance is nominated for Best Performance as an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play. he is up against Brian Bedford for The Importance of Being Earnest, Bobby Cannavale in The Motherfucker with the Hat, Joe Mantello in The Normal Heart, Al Pacino in _The Merchant of Venice.
Mackenzie Crook is up for Best Performance as an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play,
Ultz is nominated for Best Designer, Ian Dickinson for Autograph for Best Sound Design and Mimi Jordan Sherin for Best Lighting Design.
The awards are announced in a ceremony on 12 June.
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Jerusalem opened at the Royal Court Theatre in July, 2009 with critics praising playwright Jez Butterworth’s beautiful and comic elegy for a disappearing way of life in rural England and actor Mark Rylance, who was lauded as delivering one of the great stage performances of our time. The production played an extended sold out run at the Royal Court, before moving to the Apollo Theatre in the West End in January, 2010, where it received an unprecedented set of five-star reviews from 12 London newspapers.