2019 Tony Award nominations to be announced today

"Be More Chill" poster for Broadway.
“Be More Chill” poster for Broadway.

The 2019 Tony Award nominations are scheduled to be  announced at 8:30 a.m. today (April 30).

Broadway Bible Variety says Best Musical nominations are sure bets for the lush “Hadestown,” big-laughs crowd pleaser “Tootsie” and sentimental-fave underdog “The Prom

But with 11 new musicals this season will the fifth and final slot go to “The Cher Show” with experienced Broadway regulars, or the Cinderella-like, teen angst oriented “Be More Chill” that was born at the Two River Theater in Red Bank, N.J.?

And let’s not forget about “Beetlejuice”, a stage adaptation of the Tim Burton movie, and “Ain’t Too Proud,”  the slick  jukebox bio show built around songs by The Temptations.

“Beetlejuice,” adapted from the ; and “The Prom,” a heartwarming, giddy show.

“Hamilton” alum Brandon Victor Dixon and two-time Tony winner Bebe Neuwirth will reveal all the nominees for the 2019 Tony Awards

Just in case you’ve forgotten, the 2018 Best Musical went to  “The Band’s Visit,” beating out “SpongeBob SquarePants” and “Frozen”