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"Jerome Robbins' Broadway," a collection of songs from old musicals, and the comedy "The Heidi Chronicles" received Tony nominations as the best of Broadway 1988-89.

"Jerome Robbins' Broadway" earned 10 nominations, including best musical, actor and actress in a musical and best director. "Black and Blue," the tap and blues revue, also took 10 nominations, including best musical, actress, director and choreography. "Starmites," a space-age, comic-book fantasy, earned nominations for best musical, best actor and best actressThe Pulitzer Prize-winning "Heidi Chronicles," Wendy Wasserstein's comedy about the tribulations of an art historian from the late 1960s to the present, took a best-play nomination. Others in the category were "Shirley Valentine," Willy Russell's one-woman play about a bored English housewife; "Lend Me a Tenor," a farce by Ken Ludwig, and "Largely New York," a comedy with no dialogue, written, directed and performed by Bill Irwin.

Irwin also received nominations for best director and best actor. Also nominated in the acting category were Mikhail Baryshnikov, "Metamorphosis"; and Philip Bosco and Victor Garber, both for "Lend Me a Tenor.

Nominated for best actress in a play were Joan Allen, "The Heidi Chronicles"; Pauline Collins, "Shirley Valentine"; Madeline Kahn, "Born Yesterday", and Kate Nelligan, "Spoils of War."

Nominations for best revival went to four productions that have closed - "Our Town," "Ain't Misbehavin'," "Cafe Crown" and "Ah, Wilderness!"

Best actor nominees for a musical were Jason Alexander and Robert La Fosse, "Jerome Robbins' Broadway"; and Brian Lane Green and Gabriel Barre, "Starmites."

Top actress in a musical nominations went to Sharon McNight, "Starmites"; Linda Hopkins and Ruth Brown, both of "Black and Blue," and Charlotte d'Amboise, "Jerome Robbins' Broadway."

The winners will be announced June 4 during ceremonies televised by CBS. The host will be Angela Lansbury.

-1989 Tony Nominations:

Here is the list of Tony Award nominations for Broadway's 1988-89 season. Winners will be announced June 4 in ceremonies to be televised from the Gershwin Theater by CBS at 7 p.m. MDT.

Play: "The Heidi Chronicles," Wendy Wasserstein; "Shirley Valentine," Willy Russell; "Lend Me a Tenor," Ken Ludwig; "Largely New York," Bill Irwin.

Musical: "Starmites," "Jerome Robbins' Broadway," "Black and Blue."

Revival: "Our Town," "Cafe Crown," "Ain't Misbehavin'," "Ah, Wilderness!"

Actor, Play: Bill Irwin, "Largely New York"; Victor Garber, "Lend Me a Tenor"; Philip Bosco, "Lend Me a Tenor"; Mikhail Baryshnikov, "Metamorphosis."

Actress, Play: Joan Allen, "The Heidi Chronicles"; Pauline Collins, "Shirley Valentine"; Madeline Kahn, "Born Yesterday"; Kate Nelligan, "Spoils of War."

Actor, Musical: Jason Alexander, "Jerome Robbins' Broadway"; Gabriel Barre, "Starmites"; Brian Lane Green, "Starmites"; Robert La Fosse, "Jerome Robbins' Broadway."

Actress, Musical: Sharon McNight, "Starmites"; Linda Hopkins, "Black and Blue"; "Charlotte d'Amboise, "Jerome Robbins' Broadway"; Ruth Brown, "Black and Blue."

Book, Musical: No nominations.

Score, Musical: No nominations.

Director, Play: Bill Irwin, "Largely New York"; Gregory Mosher, "Our Town"; Daniel Sullivan, "The Heidi Chronicles"; Jerry Zaks, "Lend Me a Tenor."

Director, Musical: Larry Carpenter, "Starmites"; Jerome Robbins, "Jerome Robbins' Broadway; Peter Mark Schifter, "Welcome to the Club"; Claudio Segovia and Hector Orezzoli, "Black and Blue."

Featured Actor, Play: Peter Frechette, "Eastern Standard"; Boyd Gaines, "The Heidi Chronicles"; Eric Stoltz, "Our Town"; Gordon Joseph Weiss, "Ghetto."

Featured Actress, Play: Christine Baranski, "Rumors"; Joanne Camp, "The Heidi Chronicles"; Tovah Feldshuh, "Lend Me a Tenor"; Penelope Ann Miller, "Our Town."

Featured Actor, Musical: Scott Wise, "Jerome Robbins' Broadway"; Scott Wentworth, "Welcome to the Club"; Savion Glover, "Black and Blue"; Bunny Briggs, "Black and Blue."

Featured Actress, Musical: Julie Wilson, "Legs Diamond"; Debbie Shapiro, "Jerome Robbins' Broadway"; Faith Prince, "Jerome Robbins' Broadway"; Jane Lanier, "Jerome Robbins' Broadway."

Scenic Design: Tony Walton, "Lend Me a Tenor," Claudio Segovia and Hector Orezzoli, "Black and Blue"; Thomas Lynch, "The Heidi Chronicles"; Santo Loquasto, "Cafe Crown."

Costume Design: Jane Greenwood, "Our Town"; Willa Kim, "Legs Diamond"; William Ivey Long, "Lend Me a Tenor"; Claudio Segovia and Hector Orezzoli, "Black and Blue."

Lighting Design: Neil Peter Jampolis and Jane Reisman, "Black and Blue"; Brian Nason, "Metamorphosis"; Nancy Schertler, "Largely New York"; Jennifer Tipton, "Jerome Robbins' Broadway."

Choreography: Michele Assaf, "Starmites"; Cholly Atkins, Henry LeTang, Frankie Manning and Fayard Nicholas, "Black and Blue"; Bill Irwin and Kimi Okada, "Largely New York"; Alan Johnson, "Legs Diamond."