Jennifer Stasak Staff Writer
When Broadway.com’s audience chose their nominees for this year’s 14th Audience Choice Awards, “Kinky Boots” and “Matilda” led the pack with eight and seven nominations each, respectively. Voting begins today and run until Thursday, May 2nd at noon. The winners of the awards will be announced at the ceremony in The Allen Room in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, Time Warner Center in New York City on May 5th.
In addition to “Kinky Boots” and “Matilda,” the revivals of both “Annie” and “Cinderella” have earned multiple nominations this year. Favorite Actress in a Play includes a plethora of famous faces like Jessica Chastain, Scarlett Johansson, Patti LuPone, Bette Midler and Sigourney Weaver. Favorite Actor in a Play is an equally star-studded category, as it boasts such nominees as Jim Parsons, Norbert Leo Butz, Alan Cumming, and Nathan Lane.
Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Awards are unique in that they are entirely contingent upon the extremely integral yet oft-overlooked part of the theatre community – the fans! Fans can check out the complete list of nominees here and then cast their ballot before May 2nd at http://awards.broadway.com/vote/!