Denee Benton, left, and Brittain Ashford during a performance of "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812," in New York. The musical that dramatises a 70-page melodrama at the centre of Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace," earned a leading 12 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Photo: Matt Ross Public Relations via AP

Musical inspired by ‘War and Peace’ gets 12 Tony nominations and ‘Hello Dolly’ revival has 10

Denee Benton, left, and Brittain Ashford during a performance of "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812," in New York. The musical that dramatises a 70-page melodrama at the centre of Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace," earned a leading 12 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Photo: Matt Ross Public Relations via AP
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