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Tony noms

STAGING AREA: Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston was among the nominees for the 68th annual Tony Awards, announced this morning; Cranston's performance as LBJ in All the Way got him an acting nod, while the show is in the running for Best Play. Other nominees include Neil Patrick Harris (Actor, Musical for Revival nominee Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Mothers and Sons (also for Best Play) and its star Tyne Daly, Idina Menzel (Actress, Musical, for If/Then), Cherry Jones (Actress, Leading Role, The Glass Menagerie), Anika Noni Rose (Actress, Featured, A Raisin in the Sun), and Aladdin (five noms, including Best Musical; look for a Disney Original Cast ST on 6/17). That’s just a random sampling—strike up the band and go here for a full list. The Tonys air 6/8 on CBS; our relatives will be watching and saying things like “They don’t write good musicals anymore, like Fiddluh.” (4/29a)