NEW YORK — "Me and My Girl," and "Les Miserables," two lavish British musicals, topped the list of 1987 Tony award nominations for Broadway's best, the American Theater Wing announced today.
"Me and My Girl," the story of a Cockney scamp who rises in society, picked up 13 nominations, while "Les Miserables," a retelling of the Victor Hugo novel, captured 12.
Both shows were nominated for best musical, along with "Starlight Express," another English extravaganza, and "Rags," an American musical starring Teresa Stratas that ran only four performances.
Winners will be announced June 7 in ceremonies televised from the Mark Hellinger Theater.
"Les Liaisons Dangereuses," Christopher Hampton's play about sex and seduction in 18th-Century France, picked up seven nominations, including one for best play. It will compete for best play against "Fences," winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize, "Coastal Disturbances" by Tina Howe and Neil Simon's "Broadway Bound."