Tony Awards 2014: Carole King, Janis Joplin, Hedwig Nominated

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Jessie Mueller takes a bow on stage during the opening night of 'Beautiful - The Carole King Musical' at The Stephen Sondheim Theatre on January 12, 2014 in New York City. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Jessie Mueller takes a bow on stage during the opening night of ‘Beautiful – The Carole King Musical’ at The Stephen Sondheim Theatre on January 12, 2014 in New York City. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

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This morning the 68th Annual Tony Awards nominations were announced and some well-known stories were among the leaders. Broadway musicals about the life of Carole King and Janis Joplin, plus the new show featuring Frozen’s Idina Menzel and the Hedwig and the Angry Inch revival were all among the nominees.

CBS News reports that Beautiful – The Carole King Musical is nominated for best musical, while actress Jessie Mueller, who portrays King, is nominated for best actress in a leading role in a musical. The show landed four other nominations, including best featured actress, best book, best orchestrations and best sound design.

Related: Watch Idina Menzel, The Roots & Jimmy Fallon Perform ‘Let It Go’ from ‘Frozen’

Meanwhile, A Night with Janis Joplin garnered a nomination for lead actress Mary Bridget Davies playing Joplin.

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