Topic: Linda Lavin
The Tony Awards showed theater's freshness and creativity, but rampant Hollywood stars and high ticket prices are making Broadway less accessible to the masses, say critics.
'Once' won eight Tony awards in all, including for its lead actor, Steve Kazee, who brought movie-star looks and a soulful singing voice to the part of Guy, a street musician in Dublin who falls for a Czech immigrant flower-seller.
There's "Follies" and then there's folly. The first is a winning revival of Stephen Sondheim's musical. The other is any attempt to handicap Sunday's Tony Awards. But here goes.
'Once,' the musical based off the Oscar-winning film, garnered the most Tony nominations of any musical, while the Peter Pan origin story 'Peter and the Starcatcher' earned the most for a play.