4 Tony Nods Each for 'Motown,' 'The Trip to Bountiful'

Cicely Tyson and Condola Rashad are among the black actors being honored. Read the full list.

Cuba Gooding Jr., Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams, Condola Rashad at 'The Trip to Bountiful' opening-night after-party (Getty)

The 2013 Tony Award nominations were announced Tuesday morning in New York. Some highlights for African-American theater: Actresses Cicely Tyson and Condola Rashad are up for honors for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play and Best Performance in a Featured Role in a Play, respectively.

Plus, the productions in which they starred, The Trip to Bountiful and Motown: The Musical, garnered four nominations each. (There are more, too, like George C. Wolfe for directing Lucky Guy, in which Courtney B. Vance got a nod. Read the full list here and read "Black Broadway Producers Still Rare," by The Root's Keli Goff, here.)

Read more at the Los Angeles Times.

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