Desire Deserves a Tony Nom!

By Suzy Evans in Arts & Entertainment on May 5, 2009 9:00PM

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Carla Gugino in Desire Under the Elms at the Goodman. Photo by Liz Lauren.
The Pulitzers love us, but the Tonys apparently hate us. The Goodman rushed its recent revival of Eugene O’Neil’s Desire Under the Elms to Broadway, with days to spare for Tony consideration, only to receive NO Tony nominations. What is this madness, American Theatre Wing? Did you not see the house land on the stage? Did you not weep at Carla Gugino’s mesmerizing performance? Did you not witness Robert Falls breathtaking direction? Why no love?

If you’re an enraged Chicago theatergoer, please revolt with us.

You can see a full list of the Tony nominations here and watch Sex and the City star and Tony-winner Cynthia Nixon and Tony-winner Lin Manuel Miranda announce the nominations.