`In The Heights,’ ‘August: Osage County’ Take Top Tonys
NEW YORK (AP) — “In the Heights,” a joyous celebration of Latino life in the upper reaches of Manhattan, has been named best musical at the Tony Awards.
“August: Osage County,” the tale of a dysfunctional Oklahoma family, took best play.
But it was the lavish production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” that picked up the most number of prizes – seven – including musical revival.
“Boeing-Boeing,” a 1960s sex farce filled with slamming doors and eager stewardesses, was named best-revival play.
The CBS telecast from New York’s Radio City Music Hall opened with an elaborate number from Disney’s “The Lion King,” now in its second decade on Broadway. It finished with host Whoopi Goldberg walking out dressed as the crab from another Disney musical, “The Little Mermaid.”