At the 69th annual Tony Awards in New York, “Fun Home” and “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” grabbed the maximum number of awards.
For the category of Best Musical, “An American in Paris,” “Something Rotten!” and “The Visit” were also nominated but the fans and the jury gave their final verdict in favor of “Fun Games.”
“Fun Home” a lesbian coming-of age won the best musical and “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” was awarded with the best play along with four other awards respectively in different areas at the Radio City Music Hall ceremony that aired on CBS on June 7.
“Fun Game” is an adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s graphical novel memoir of the same name that followed her story from growing up gay in a funeral parlor. Apart from grabbing the award for the four other categories. Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron won Tony Award for best original score, Michael Cerveris won the award for the best leading actor and Sam Gold grabbed the best director’s trophy.
“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” is an adaptation of Mark Haddon’s best-selling book that follows the story of a teenage mathematics genius having Asperger’s disease. Apart from winning the award for the best play, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” also grabbed four other aw rds. Marianna Elliott won the Best Director award, Alex Sharp won the award for the Best Leading Actor in a play, Bunny Christie and Finn Ross both shared the award for the Best Scenic Design and lastly, Paule Constable won the Tony Award for the Best Lighting Design.
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