The Great White Way is gonna paint the town red tonight.
In the Heights, a musical chronicling a group of immigrant dreamers in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood, as backed by a salsa and hip-hop score, received a leading 13 nominations today for the 2008 Tony Awards.
Following close on its Capezio'd heels is Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific, the much-heralded first ever Broadway revival of the iconic musical, which earned 11 nods.
But Mel Brooks' latest foray, the hugely hyped yet hugely disappointing musical take on Young Frankenstein, failed to register in any of the major categories, aside from featured-acting nods for supporting players Andrea Martin and Christopher Fitzgerald.
A few big names also made the cut: Laurence Fishburne, Patrick Stewart, Rufus Sewell, Laurie Metcalf, Martha Plimpton, Mary McCormack, S. Epatha Merkerson, Tom S. Epatha Merkerson, Tom "Luke Duke" Wopat and Bobby Cannavale were all singled out with individual acting nominations for their work on the boards.