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2018 Tony Awards: Black Excellence Takes the Stage and Once on the Island Has a Big Win

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2018 Tony Awards: Black Excellence Takes the Stage and Once on the Island Has a Big Win

Maiysha Kai via  https://theglowup.theroot.com

 

For lovers of theater, there is no bigger night during the year than the Tonys, which celebrated their 72nd annual ceremony at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall on Sunday. Among others, Denzel Washington, Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry, previous Tony winner (for The Color Purple) LaChanze and director George C. Wolfe were all up for awards. And while the black nominees unfortunately went home empty-handed (save for a Regional Theatre award given to the black female-founded La Mama Experimental Theatre Club), there was one major win to celebrate.

It’s no big secret that we here at The Root are big fans of the recent Broadway revival of the musical Once on This Island; multiple members of our team have seen it and loved it. So it was pretty thrilling Sunday night …

 

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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