[ti:'Hadestown' Is the Big Winner at the Tony Awards]
[00:00.04]Hadestown, a musical about a young couple's
[00:04.47]dark trip to the Underworld, was the big winner
[00:08.72]Sunday night at the Tony Awards in New York City.
[00:13.88]The awards are given each year to Broadway productions
[00:18.32]-- major plays put on in New York City.
[00:22.76]Hadestown won eight Tonys, including the top prize for a musical.
[00:30.60]Anais Mitchell's musical is based
[00:33.71]on the ancient Greek story of Orpheus and Eurydice.
[00:39.44]The show also won a best director award for Rachel Chavkin,
[00:45.12]the supporting actor Tony for Andre De Shields
[00:49.44]and honors for orchestration, sound and lighting design.
[00:56.08]Chavkin noted she was the only woman
[00:59.44]currently directing a Broadway musical.
[01:03.12]She called for a change in the theater world.
[01:07.00]"It is a failure of imagination," she told the audience.
[01:12.96]The Tony for best play went to The Ferryman,
[01:17.24]a work from British writer Jez Butterworth.
[01:21.00]It is about the life a family in Northern Ireland
[01:25.28]during the religious violence there in the 1980s.
[01:30.48]Its director, Sam Mendes, also won a Tony for his work.
[01:36.17]Bryan Cranston, best known as a television actor,
[01:40.96]won his second Tony as the lead male in Network.
[01:46.59]The play is based on a movie of the same name released in 1976.
[01:54.20]Cranston dedicated his Tony award to real reporters.
[02:00.36]Cranston said the media "is not the enemy of the people."
[02:06.12]That is how American President Donald Trump
[02:09.64]has described several mainstream media groups.
[02:14.92]Eighty-seven-year-old Elaine May won the Tony
[02:18.76]for her lead part in the play The Waverly Gallery.
[02:23.84]She was praised for her moving performance
[02:26.96]as a woman whose mental abilities are failing.
[02:31.47]The Tony for best actor in a musical
[02:35.36]went to Santino Fontana for Tootsie,
[02:39.20]another hit show based on a movie.
[02:43.04]The film of the same name was released in 1982.
[02:49.00]Stephanie J. Block took home the lead actress award
[02:53.72]playing music star Cher in The Cher Show.
[02:59.12]Block thanked "the goddess Cher, and her legacy."
[03:04.32]The Boys in the Band, a humorous drama
[03:07.91]about a group of homosexuals at a birthday party,
[03:11.80]won best play revival.
[03:15.04]The first version was produced in the late 1960s.
[03:20.92]The supporting musical actress Tony went to Ali Stroker
[03:25.64]for a reimagining of the famous musical, Oklahoma!
[03:30.36]The show also was honored with the Tony
[03:34.36]for best revival of a musical.
[03:37.88]Stroker became the first actor
[03:40.56]performing in a wheelchair to win a Tony.
[03:45.68]Supporting actress in a play went to Celia Keenan-Bolger,
[03:50.96]for her work as young Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird.
[03:56.20]And, British actor Bertie Carvel won his first Tony for his part
[04:02.36]as media company leader Rupert Murdoch in the play Ink.
[04:08.08]Finally, stage actor Rosemary Harris
[04:11.73]and playwright Terrence McNally were presented
[04:16.04]with special Tony awards for lifetime achievement in theater.
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