Denée Benton stars in the multiple-nominee hit Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812. Chad Batka/Courtesy Matt Ross Public Relations hide caption

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'The Great Comet': 'Hits All Of The Checkmarks' Of A Broadway Experience

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Composer John Kander, 88, has received his 12th Tony nomination — this time for The Visit. "I really love the theater ..." he says. "This part, I hate; the idea that suddenly we're all put in a little sandbox where we're supposed to be very competitive with each other. And these are your friends!" Above, Chita Rivera and Michelle Veintimillia in The Visit. Thom Kaine/Courtesy of O+M Co. hide caption

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First-Time Tony Award Nominees Enjoy New Fame, But Keep Day Jobs

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