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‘Boulevard’ Is Tops On Broadway

Mon., June 5, 1995

“Sunset Boulevard,” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s extravagant adaptation of one of Hollywood’s most famous films, was named best musical and won six other Tonys on Sunday.

“Show Boat,” the lavish revival of the landmark Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II musical, followed with five awards. “Love! Valour! Compassion!” by Terrence McNally was chosen best play.

“Sunset Boulevard” star Glenn Close was named best actress in a musical. “The Heiress,” a stage adaptation of the Henry James novel “Washington Square,” took home four awards, including best actress in a play, Cherry Jones.

Ralph Fiennes was named best actor in a play for “Hamlet.” Matthew Broderick in “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” got the Tony for best actor in a musical.

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