June 14, 2010 in Nation/World

‘Red’ tops at Tonys

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Award highlights

Best play: “Red.”

Best musical: “Memphis.”

Best book of a musical: “Memphis.”

Best original score: “Memphis.”

Best revival of a play: “Fences.”

Best revival of a musical: “La Cage aux Folles.”

Best performance by a leading actor in a play: Denzel Washington, “Fences.”

Best performance by a leading actress in a play: Viola Davis, “Fences.”

Best performance by a leading actor in a musical: Douglas Hodge, “La Cage aux Folles.”

Best performance by a leading actress in a musical: Catherine Zeta-Jones, “A Little Night Music.”

Best performance by a featured actor in a play: Eddie Redmayne, “Red.”

Best performance by a featured actress in a play: Scarlett Johansson, “A View From the Bridge.”

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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