'To Kill a Mockingbird' was one of the shows snubbed this year. (Photo: Julieta Cervantes)
Take a close look at the Tony Awards nominations announced Tuesday morning and a couple of things come into focus. Foremost is that a revolution has taken place in recent years. The nominating body that was once so full of dead wood it could float any show with insider backing to a major nomination has slowly been replaced by professionals who put discernment ahead of cronyism. That has resulted in a significant infusion of color into the crazy quilt of nominations. Tony prognosticators vowed with certainty, for example, that the race for this year’s Best Play award would ultimately set…

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