Into musicals? We thought so. The Fox Theatre doesn’t draw legions of playgoers for no reason. And most of its marquee musicals, as you know, have begun on Broadway as Tony Award winners or nominees — the recent Mary Poppins, Sister Act, The Producers and Fela!, and upcoming Book of Mormon, among them.

“THE BOOK OF MORMON” won nine 2011 Tony awards. It comes to the Fox Theatre in January.

So you might be interested in what’s percolating this New York theater season. For details, check out the “Spotlight On” series on the Tony Award website. You’ll find photos, videos, plot summaries, history, trivia, cast albums, scripts, links to productions’ social media and downloadable music on more than 20 eligible plays and musicals.

Musicals spotlighted include Annie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Bring It On (which originated at the Alliance Theatre), Chaplin, A Christmas Story, Hands on a Hardbody, Kinky Boots, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Scandalous and The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

Plays spotlighted include Ann, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Cyrano de Bergerac, Dead Accounts, An Enemy of the People, Glengarry Glen Ross, Golden Boy, Grace, Harvey, Picnic, The Anarchist, The Heiress, The Other Place, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

The 2013 Tony Award nominees will be announced the morning of April 30. The annual telecast airs at 8 p.m. June 9 on CBS.

About Kathy Janich

Kathy Janich is a longtime arts journalist who has been seeing, working in or writing about the performing arts for most of her life. She's a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Americans for the Arts and the National Arts Marketing Project. Full disclosure: She’s also an artistic associate at Synchronicity Theatre.

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