2011 Tony Awards: THE NORMAL HEART Wins 'Best Revival of a Play'

By: Jun. 12, 2011
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The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony"® Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, 2011 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com.

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards® were announced May 3, 2011 by Tony Award winning actor Matthew Broderick and Tony Award winning actress Anika Noni Rose.

The Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards are bestowed annually on theatre professionals for distinguished achievement. The Tony is one of the most coveted awards in the entertainment industry and the annual telecast is considered one of the most prestigious programs on television.

To view the complete list of 2011 Tony Award winners, click here.



BroadwayWorld Congratulates
The Normal Heart
2011 Tony Award Winner
'Best Revival of a Play

The Normal Heart
John Golden Theatre. First Preview: 04/19/2011, Opened: 04/27/2011, Closes: 07/10/2011.

Written by Larry Kramer.

Producers: Daryl Roth, Paul Boskind, Martian Entertainment, Gregory Rae, Jayne Baron Sherman/Alexander Fraser.

The story of a city in denial, The Normal Heart unfolds like a real-life political thriller -- as a tight-knit group of friends refuses to let doctors, politicians and the press bury the truth of an unspoken epidemic behind a wall of silence. First produced by Joseph Papp at New York's Public Theater, the play was a critical sensation and a seminal moment in theater history. So ahead of its time was this play that many of the core issues it addresses - including gay marriage, the healthcare system and, of course, AIDS - are just as relevant today as they were when it first premiered.


'Best Revival of a Play'
2011 Tony Award Nominees

Ethel Barrymore Theatre. First Preview: 02/26/2011, Opened: 03/17/2011, Closes: 06/19/2011.

Written by Tom Stoppard.

Producers: Sonia Friedman Productions, Roger Berlind, Stephanie P. McClelland, Scott M. Delman, Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Disney Theatrical Group, Robert G. Bartner, Olympus Theatricals, Douglas Smith, Janine Safer Whitney.

Tom Stoppard's Arcadia has come Broadway for a limited engagement this spring, following a sold-out run in London where it was heralded as a "dazzling masterpiece" and "theatrical heaven" (The Daily Telegraph UK). Directed by five-time Tony Award® nominee David Leveaux, the outstanding Broadway cast features Margaret Colin, Billy Crudup, Raúl Esparza, Glenn Fleshler, Grace Gummer, Edward James Hyland, Byron Jennings, Bel Powley, Tom Riley, Noah Robbins, David Turner and Lia Williams. Arcadia is "Stoppard's richest, most ravishing comedy" (The New York Times) - a masterpiece of misunderstanding and quest for knowledge resonating across centuries.

April 1809, an elegant English country estate... a gifted pupil proposes a startling mathematical theory. All around her, the adults, including her tutor, are preoccupied with secret desires, illicit passions and professional rivalries.

Two hundred years later, academic adversaries are piecing together puzzling clues, curiously recalling those events of 1809 in their quest for an increasingly elusive truth.

The Importance of Being Earnest
American Airlines Theatre. First Preview: 12/17/2010, Opened: 01/13/2011, Closes: 07/03/2011.

Written by Oscar Wilde.

Producers: Roundabout Theatre Company, Todd Haimes, Harold Wolpert, Julia C. Levy.

The Importance of Being Earnest is a glorious comedy of mistaken identity, which ridicules codes of propriety and etiquette. Dashing men-about-town John Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff pursue fair ladies Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. Matters are complicated by the imaginary characters invented by both men to cover their on-the-sly activities - not to mention the disapproval of Gwendolen's mother, the formidable Lady Bracknell.

The Merchant of Venice
Broadhurst Theatre. First Preview: 10/19/2010, Opened: 11/13/2010, Closed: 02/20/2011.

Written by William Shakespeare.

Producers: The Public Theater, Oskar Eustis, Andrew D. Hamingson, Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Debbie Bisno & Eva Price, Amy Nederlander, Jonathan First, Stewart F. Lane & Bonnie Comley, Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Merritt Forrest Baer, The Araca Group, Broadway Across America, Joseph & Matthew Deitch, JK Productions, Terry Allen Kramer, Cathy Chernoff/Jay & Cindy Gutterman, Mallory Factor/Cheryl Lachowicz, Joey Parnes, The Shubert Organization.

Tony, Emmy, Golden Globe and Academy Award winner Al Pacino and Tony Award winning director Daniel Sullivan reunited to bring The Public Theater's critically acclaimed production of William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice to Broadway following a sold-out run in Central Park.

Pacino and Sullivan expertly tackle one of Shakespeare's most controversial plays, offering modern audiences a new, shattering take on this rarely performed play.

The Wall Street Journal declared this this legendary production "cries out to be seen by everyone with a passion for truly great theater. The best Merchant I have ever seen!"