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Presenting The 75th Annual Tony Awards Winners

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The time is now my friends and it’s truly Broadway’s Biggest Night as the 75th Annual Tony Awards winners were recently given their trophies for excellence in theatre. I don’t think I have to state the obvious but this pandemic was a hard hit to the world of Broadway shows. Live theatre was put on hold back in March of 2020 and wouldn’t return until September of 2021 which is about 18 months dark. Let’s remember that this is more than the shows and the actors playing all the roles. It’s the musicians, its the stagehards and the assorted front of house staff and all those behind the scenes. The pandemic created COVID safety teams which I even participated in once the re-opening happened and when that return was in play, it was a wonderful thing to behold. So I casually watched the broadcast to catch the announcements and will be watching in full tomorrow since its a slower day for me. The main host of the show was Ariana DeBose and here now are your winners for the 75th Annual Tony Awards.

** The Design Categories **

Best Scenic Design Of A Play:
Beowulf Boritt, POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive
Michael Carnahan and Nicholas Hussong, Skeleton Crew
WINNER – Es Devlin, The Lehman Trilogy
Anna Fleischle, Hangmen
Scott Pask, American Buffalo
Adam Rigg, The Skin of Our Teeth

Best Scenic Design Of A Musical:
Beowulf Boritt and 59 Productions, Flying Over Sunset
WINNER – Bunny Christie, Company
Arnulfo Maldonado, A Strange Loop
Derek McLane and Peter Nigrini, MJ
Allen Moyer, Paradise Square
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Presenting The 2022 Laurence Olivier Awards Winners

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Last night the winners of the 2022 Laurence Olivier Awards were handed our for excellence in professional theatre in London. They are also referred to as simply “The Olivier Awards” and since we just love the stuff going on in New York City’s own Broadway, we happily add these awards to our string of broadcasts that help celebrate these things. Here now are your winners of the 2022 Oliviers. Enjoy.

Best New Play:
WINNER – Life of Pi by Lolita Chakrabarti (based on original text by Yann Martel) – Wyndham’s Theatre
2:22 A Ghost Story by Danny Robins – Noël Coward Theatre
Best of Enemies by James Graham – Young Vic
Cruise by Jack Holden – Duchess Theatre

Best New Musical:
WINNER – Back to the Future – Adelphi Theatre
Frozen – Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Get Up, Stand Up – Lyric Theatre
Moulin Rouge – Piccadilly Theatre
The Drifters Girl – Garrick Theatre
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