Sundance Lab alums score big in Tony nominations
Published: May 2, 2012 10:20AM
Updated: May 2, 2012 10:20AM
In this theater image released by O+M Co., from left, Damon Gupton, Annie Parisse, Crystal A. Dickinson, and Jeremy Shamos are shown in a scene from "Clybourne Park," at the Walter Kerr Theatre, in New York. The production was nominated for a Tony Award for best play Tuesday, May 1, 2012. (AP Photo/The O+M Co., Nathan Johnson Photography)

The road to Broadway glory - and Tony awards - again goes through the Sundance Institute.

Some of the top Tony nominees, announced Tuesday, are in plays and musicals created by alumni of Sundance's theater labs:

But the year's biggest Tony success story came through a different part of Sundance. The recipient of the most nominations, the musical "Once" (which got 11), is based on director John Carney's movie, which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival on its way to global acclaim and an Oscar for Best Song (for "Falling Slowly").