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‘Red’ tops at Tonys

Mon., June 14, 2010, midnight

NEW YORK – “Red,” the anguished two-man drama about painter Mark Rothko and the timeless tug of war between art and commerce, was a big winner Sunday at the 2010 Tony Awards, receiving the best play prize and five other honors.

The play picked up Tonys for Michael Grandage, who won for best director of a play, and Eddie Redmayne, for featured performance by an actor in a play. “Red” was also awarded a Tony for best lighting design of a play, best sound design and best scenic design.

“Memphis,” the rhythm ’n’ blues musical set in the American South in the 1950s, won four Tonys, including best musical.


 

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