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Tony Awards Reward Broadway's Best


June 13, 2011 - The 65th Annual Tony Awards, held at New York City’s Beacon Theater on June 12, honored Broadway’s best and brightest. The event, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, celebrated a record breaking year for Broadway. Profits and attendance were at an all-time high for the 2010-2011 Broadway season, according to statistics released by The Broadway League.

The big winner of the night, The Book of Mormon, a satire from the creators of TV’s “South Park,” won Best Musical. The highly successful show won nine out of fourteen awards, including Best Direction and Best Original Score and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical, awarded to breakout star Nikki M. James. War Horse, inspired by a young adult novel about a WWI era boy’s search for his horse, won the award for Best Play, as well as Best Direction of a Play.

The award for Best Revival of a Musical went to Anything Goes, and Best Revival of a Play went to The Normal Heart. The 2011 Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre went to playwright, actor, novelist and director Athol Fugard and theatre executive Phillip J. Smith.

To learn more about the Tony Awards, visit tonyawards.com.
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