Latest 62nd Tony Awards Stories

2008-11-11 09:00:27

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Weinstein Company (TWC) has acquired the worldwide rights to produce and distribute the feature film adaptation of the multiple Tony Award-winning play August: Osage County. Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of TWC, will serve as one of the producers on the film. Weinstein will join Jean Doumanian Productions and Steve Traxler, president and co-founder of Jam Theatricals, who had previously signed on to produce. Weinstein is a co-producer of the Broadway...

2008-06-16 15:00:30

By Frank Rizzo, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jun. 16--'In the Heights," the little musical that began on Wesleyan University's Middletown campus eight years ago and matured at Waterford's O'Neill Theater Center, captured the top prize at the annual Tony Awards Sunday night, honoring the best of the 2007-08 Broadway season. Lin-Manuel Miranda, who as a student in Middletown created the musical based on the Hispanic neighborhood where he grew up in New York's Washington Heights, also won...

2008-06-16 15:00:29

By Christine Dolen, The Miami Herald Jun. 15--One man is a Broadway star whose parents fled Cuba, an actor who may well find that the third time as a Tony Award nominee will be the charm. Another is a producer with endless drive and a fondness for musicals that make people happy. The third, also the son of Cuban immigrants, is an orchestrator, arranger and musical director who has achieved Broadway acclaim despite a hearing loss that goes back to childhood. When nominees for the...

2008-06-16 03:00:03

By Lawson Taitte, The Dallas Morning News Jun. 16--There was nary a surprise in sight at the 2008 Tony Awards -- which was great news for the six favored nominees with Dallas connections, all of whom won handily. It was an enchanted evening for the Lincoln Center production of South Pacific. It picked up the most prizes -- seven, including best musical revival -- in Broadway's annual celebration of the best on the Great White Way, held Sunday at Radio City Music Hall. Dallas native...

2008-06-16 00:00:00

NEW YORK _ In an unprecedented New York night for the Chicago theater, the Broadway transfer of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's searing production of "August: Osage County" dominated the 62nd annual Tony Awards here on Sunday. And thus Radio City Musical Hall hosted a long, emotional parade of winning Chicagoans. Tracy Letts won the Tony for best play. Anna D. Shapiro won for best director of a play. Deanna Dunagan won for best leading actress in a play. Rondi Reed won for best featured...

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  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
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