Choreographer Dianne McIntyre gets snubbed for Tony nomination.
As Tony fever rises, we will hear more about the actors, directors and playwrights who shined on Broadway over the past year. But you probably won't hear or read much about Dianne McIntyre. The Cleveland resident is well known in the arena of modern dance but less so on Broadway, according to The New York Times. To her credit this season is the juba scene in Lincoln Center Theater's Tony-nominated revival of "Joe Turner's Come and Gone". McIntyre describes juba as a vibrant dance during slavery that could be seen when people got together to celebrate their roots and ancestry. Because her choreography appears in a play and not a musical, her work in "Joe Turner's..." is not eligible for a Tony.—BB