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2014-04-29 16:26:23

CMU Alumni Received Eight Tonys in 2013; School to Partner with Tonys on 2015 Educator Honor PITTSBURGH, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University congratulates its six alumni who were nominated for Tony Awards this morning in New York. This follows the university's announcement yesterday that it will partner with the Tony Awards as its first, exclusive higher education partner. As part of the collaboration, the two organizations will jointly create and...

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2009-05-05 08:53:22

The stage adaptation of the feel-good movie Billy Elliot was nominated for 15 Tony Awards, including one for Best Musical, in New York Tuesday. The show about a young boy who loves to dance is tied with The Producers for the most Tony nominations ever. Billy Elliot is also up for Broadway's top prizes in the following musical categories: Best Direction, Best Orchestrations, Best Lighting, Best Sound Design, Best Costume Design, Best Scenic Design, Choreography, Best Original Score and Best...

2006-06-11 19:41:52

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alan Bennett's "The History Boys" emerged as an early frontrunner at the Tony Awards on Sunday, collecting four awards including best director and best supporting actress for Frances De La Tour. It also won the Tony Awards for best lighting and best scenic design in a play. The play about an eccentric teacher, played by Richard Griffiths, and a group of schoolboys preparing for university entrance exams, has already picked up a string of awards in London. The...

2006-05-16 09:26:56

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - "The Drowsy Chaperone," an affectionate parody of 1920s musicals, led the field with 13 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday while Alan Bennett's "The History Boys" was confirmed as the favorite for best new play with seven nominations. "The Drowsy Chaperone" has already won several awards and was the critics' favorite, along with "Jersey Boys," a jukebox musical about Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Oprah Winfrey's "The Color Purple," based...

2006-05-16 08:55:05

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alan Bennett's "The History Boys" received seven Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, confirming it as favorite to be named best play, while "The Drowsy Chaperone" led the field among musicals with 13 nominations. The nominations for the theater equivalent of the Oscars went largely as predicted by critics. The biggest star of the season on Broadway, Oscar-winner Julia Roberts, was not among those named as best actress in a play. Her Broadway debut was panned by...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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