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‘Moulin Rouge!’ wins big as Tony Awards return to Broadway

Broadway on Sunday finally honored its best and brightest at the Tony Awards, more than a year late due to the coronavirus pandemic, with jukebox musical Moulin Rouge! sweeping the competition with 10 trophies.

The event took on a new look this year: most of the awards were handed out in a two-hour ceremony livestreamed before the main event -- a concert celebrating the return of live theater in New York after an 18-month hiatus.

US actor Leslie Odom Jr hosted the Tony Awards concert gala.
US actor Leslie Odom Jr hosted the Tony Awards concert gala.
“Everyone here is vaxxed and tested, and everyone is wearing a mask -- every Broadway theater is going to look like this for a while and that’s ok,” host Leslie Odom, Jr. said at the start of the concert gala at the Winter Garden Theatre.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical -- a stage adaptation of the popular 2001 Baz Luhrmann film of the same name about the famed Paris nightclub -- won for best musical, best actor and best actor in a featured role, as well as a host of technical honors.

Topics: Moulin Rouge! The Musical , Tony Awards , Broadway
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