New York - The theatre musical Once, a Broadway adaptation of the 2006 Irish cult film, garnered 11 Tony nominations on Tuesday, including best musical, best director and best actor.
The original film about a young musician couple won a Grammy and an Academy Award.
The Gershwin musical Porgy and Bess received 10 nominations for the most prestigious US theatre prizes, as did the jazz spectacle Nice Work If You Can Get it.
The Tony Awards ceremony is scheduled for June 10.
Best actor and actress
Peter and the Starcatcher, based on a children's book, received nine nominations, while director Mike Nichol's revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman was recognised with seven nominations.
The British import One Man, Two Guvnors eked out a few nominations.
Nominated in the best-actress category were Tracie Bennett, Stockard Channing, Cynthia Nixon and newcomer Nina Arianda.
The competition for best actor is among Philip Seymour Hoffman, James Earl Jones, Frank Langella and John Lithgow.
Australian Hugh Jackman, who made a splash with his 2011 concert Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway, will receive a special award for his contributions to the Broadway community.
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