2008 Tony Awards: Old pros and new voices
A preview of the surprisingly hot competition for most of Broadway's coveted awards.
Last year's Tony Awards lacked drama in the major categories, with heavy favorites "Spring Awakening" and "The Coast of Utopia" nabbing best play and musical, respectively. This year – with the possible exception of the Tracy Letts play that has generated so much buzz – we're back to a world of uncertainty. Which outsider show will bring home the night's big prize for best musical: "Passing Strange" or "In the Heights"? And which beloved masterpiece – "South Pacific" or "Gypsy" – will nab the golden statuette in the surprisingly competitive best-musical-revival category? Here are our predictions for who will and should win trophies in eight of the major categories. Tune in to the 62nd annual Tony Awards telecast (Sunday, 8 p.m. ET, CBS) to find out what happens.
Will Win/Should Win: "August: Osage County"
Also nominated: "The 39 Steps"
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