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`Once' Wins Tony Award for Best Broadway Musical

June 10, 2012

“Once” won the Tony Award for best Broadway musical in New York, four years after a number from the $150,000 movie upon which it’s based won an Academy Award for best original song.

“Clybourne Park,” Bruce Norris’s dark comedy about race set in 1959 and 2009 Chicago, was named best play, supplementing its 2011 Pulitzer Prize. The play was inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” which was nominated for best play in 1960, losing to “The Miracle Worker.”

Mike Nichols, 80, won for direction of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” which was named best play revival.

To contact the reporter on this story: Philip Boroff in New York at pboroff@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Manuela Hoelterhoff at mhoelterhoff@bloomberg.net


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