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Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 05/01/2012

2012 TONY AWARDS: The ‘other’ Spider-Man gets the big nomination

FALLING SHORT: The record-budgeted “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” scored only two technical nods as Tony noms were announced today. (Jacob Cohl)


Spider-Man nabbed a big-time Tony nomination this morning. It just wasn’t the Spidey that Bono and Julie Taymor were pulling for.

Philip Seymour Hoffman, left, and Andrew Garfield on "Death of A Salesman’s” opening night. (Charles Sykes - AP)
Andrew Garfield, who dons Peter Parker's reboot suit in this summer’s big-screen “The Amazing Spider-Man,” received a featured-role acting nod for his work in the acclaimed revival of “Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman.” The play also scored top nods for Philip Seymour Hoffman, Linda Emond and director Mike Nichols when the 2012 Tony Award nominations were announced this morning.

Taymor, the ousted “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” director who was ultimately ruled eligible for a Tony nomination, did not receive a nod. The Tony winner has been locked in legal squabbles with the producers of “Spider-Man,” which is the most expensive Broadway musical ever staged. “Spider-Man” features songs by U2’s Bono and the Edge.

“Turn Off the Dark” received only technical nominations — for sets and costumes.

To read more about the Tonys — including about Washington theater’s impressive showing — you can check out Post theater critic Peter Marks’ coverage right here.

By  |  10:45 AM ET, 05/01/2012

Tags:  2012 tony awards, spider-man turn off the dark, andrew garfield, amazing spider-man

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