Now that all the 2021-2022 season nominations are in, we wanted to tally up the totals for each of this season's musicals.
The last set of nominees for this year's season are in, with Six and the Broadway-bound Kimberly Akimbo topping the list of nominees for the 66th annual Drama Desk Awards. Notably, many of this year's large Broadway musicals were missing from the nominations for the biggest awards, with a lot of love for this year's Off- and Off-Off-Broadway productions.
The critically-acclaimed production of A Strange Loop topped the list of nominated musicals with 11 total nominations, with Paradise Square and MJ: The Musical right on its tail, garnering a total of 10 nominations each. Diana, Funny Girl and Mrs. Doubtfire, which all suffered mightily in the eyes of the critics this year, each managed to squeak out a single nomination each. This year's other nominated musicals include: Company, Caroline, or Change, Flying Over Sunset, Girl From the North Country, Mr. Saturday Night, The Music Man, and Six.
The reviews for Diana are in and ouch did the critics tear it to shreds. They all agree that the tone of the musical is just plain off; the team really missed the mark, often cringingly so. Some feel it's so bad that it actually warrants a hate watch, but with a version available to watch on Netflix, will audiences spend the money on a Broadway ticket for the privilege? Time will tell.
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