The Tonys proved last night that women can direct too and win for it. In a move that hasn’t yet been mirrored by the film industry, August: Osage County took the top prizes. This wasn’t much of a surprise, apparently. The Money Times wrote:
The Tonys proved last night that women can direct too and win for it. In a move that hasn’t yet been mirrored by the film industry, August: Osage County took the top prizes and proved that even the Tonys know a good one when they see one. This wasn’t much of a surprise, apparently. The Money Times wrote:
Sticking to expectations August: Osage County finally managed to sweep away the coveted Tony award for Best Play. Despite their overwhelmed state the cast and the crew of the hugely popular production admitted that the win was not completely unanticipated, given that ‚ÄòAugust‚Äô has managed to rake up almost all significant theatre awards this year.
Apart from the five trophies the play managed to pick up at the Tonys ‚ÄòAugust‚Äô has also taken home this years Pulitzer prize for Drama and even the New York Drama Critics‚Äô Circle Award.
‘August‚Äô was also awarded for Best Direction of a Musical (Anna D. Shapiro), Best Scenic Design, Best Featured Actress in a Play (Rondi Reed) and Best Actress (Deanna Dunagan). Taking a swing at the prevalent commercialization of Broadway Theater Playwright Tracy Letts gave a big thumbs up to the producers of the play simply for their gall to ‚Äúdo something amazing: (by) staging an American play on roadway with theater artists.”