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Topic - John Tiffany
Alan Cumming is taking his Macbeth to Broadway _ and his Macduff and Duncan and Lady Macbeth and the three witches.
To play Macbeth is no mere task. Nor is portraying Lady Macbeth or Macduff or even Duncan. Undaunted, Alan Cumming is trying them all _ at the same time.
The bittersweet musical "Once" and the inventive play "Peter and the Starcatcher" are going head-to-head for the most Tony Awards. Both had four as the night hit its halfway point.
Arthur Miller's 63-year-old masterpiece "Death of a Salesman" has won the Tony Award for best play revival.
A reworked version of the Gershwin opera "Porgy and Bess" has won the Tony Award for best musical revival.
The bittersweet musical "Once" has jumped out to a lead at the 2012 Tony Awards, taking four honors so far, including best direction of a musical. But "Peter and the Starcatcher" was close behind with three awards.
James Corden, who first made his name on stage in "The History Boys," has won the lead acting Tony Award in a play for his clownish turn in the British import "One Man, Two Guvnors."
Nina Arianda, a rising star who has won over audiences for two seasons in Tony-nominated parts, has won the Tony for best leading actress in a play.
Audra McDonald has won the Tony Award for best leading actress in a musical.
Steve Kazee (kuh-ZEE) has won the Tony Award for best lead actor in a musical for his heartfelt and touching performance in "Once."
The low-tech musical "Once," based on the love story of a Czech flower seller and an Irish street musician in Dublin, received a leading 11 Tony Award nominations Tuesday, proving sentiment can sway nominators just as much as special effects.
There was something for virtually everyone to smile about on Broadway on Tuesday after 30 of 37 shows this season got at least one Tony Award nomination. The folks at "Once" had the most reason to celebrate tonight at their working bar on stage.
The low-tech musical "Once," based on the love story of a Czech flower seller and an Irish street musician in Dublin, got a leading 11 Tony Award nominations Tuesday, proving sentiment can sway nominators just as much as special effects.
"It might be some people's first time ever seeing Shakespeare and this play, so we don't want to mess around," says Tiffany. "What we've done is try to honor the story by setting it in a context that an audience has a different way in."
"Sometimes it goes the way you want it to. Elizabeth deserves it. She works really, really hard with no sense of expectation," he says in a phone interview. "There couldn't be a better example of divine justice."