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