TV: 2011 Tony Awards Winners Circle - Daryl Roth: 'THE NORMAL HEART is theater doing what theater does best'

By: Jun. 18, 2011
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Darly Roth, producer for The Normal Heart, accepted the 2011 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. Broadway Beat's Richie Ridge spoke with the veteran producer immediately following her honor. Click below to catch up with Roth right after her big moment!

Daryl Roth produced The Normal Heart alongside Paul Boskind, Martian Entertainment, Gregory Rae, and 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.

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. The 2011 Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

Marking 65 years of excellence on Broadway, The Tony Awards was broadcast live from the Beacon Theatre.

 


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