From London to Broadway: The Inheritance wins 4 Tony awards

The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez, set in Manhattan soon after the Aids epidemic, was named ideal enjoy and there ended up also awards for two of its stars. Lois Smith was named most effective actress in a featured part and Andrew Burnap, finest top actor in a participate in. He defeat Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Hiddleston to the prize.

Briton Stephen Daldry was named very best director — his 3rd Tony award. Lopez, who grew up in Florida and introduced the show to London in 2018 when it won finest perform at the Night Standard Theatre Awards, stated he hoped more tales would occur from the Latin group wherever he grew up. He extra: “We have so a lot of tales inside of us aching to occur out. Permit us tell you our stories.”

A Christmas Carol, tailored from the Charles Dickens vintage by Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’s Jack Thorne and directed by Matthew Warchus, picked up 5 awards.

But the large winner was Moulin Rouge! The Musical, an adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 movie, which was named the best new musical at the New York celebration.

The present, which opens at the Piccadilly Theatre in the West Stop in November, won 10 Tonys — just two shy of the report established by The Producers. It gained for scenic layout, costume, lights, sound design and style, orchestrations, choreography and greatest route of a musical and a featured performing Tony for Broadway favourite Danny Burstein. The minimum stunning win of the night saw its star Aaron Tveit named best foremost actor in a musical — he was the only particular person nominated in the group.

Producer Carmen Pavlovic said it felt “a very little odd” to earn in a calendar year when so substantially of Broadway was shut down by the pandemic. She mentioned: “The demonstrates that opened, the exhibits that shut not to return, the demonstrates that nearly opened. And of study course, the demonstrates that paused and are privileged plenty of to be reborn — very best musical is all of these shows.”

Other winners incorporated Adrienne Warren, who won the Tony for ideal main actress in a musical for her flip as Tina Turner in Tina — The Tina Turner Musical though the musical Jagged Minimal Tablet, motivated by Alanis Morissette’s 1995 album, gained two awards immediately after coming into the evening with 15 Tony nominations.

John Legend carried out at the awards and was accompanied by spouse Chrissie Teigen,who produced a rare community look following getting caught up in a Twitter bullying row.