Tony Awards 2018: Mean Girls and SpongeBob lead nominations

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Tina Fey (centre) is nominated for writing Mean Girls

Broadway musicals based on Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants lead the nominations for the 2018 Tony Awards.

Mean Girls, based on the 2004 film, has 12 nominations – including one for Tina Fey, who wrote both versions.

SpongeBob has taken Broadway by storm and is also up for 12 trophies.

They are ahead of Angels In America, which has 11 nominations, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, with 10. Both productions opened in London before transferring to New York.

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