Once Scoops Up 8 Tonys

'Falling Slowly' romance grabs Best Musical, Performance, Book, Design
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 10, 2012 11:45 PM CDT
Updated Jun 11, 2012 12:01 AM CDT
James Corden shows off his award for "One Man, Two Guvnors" at the 66th Annual Tony Awards in New York yesterday.   (Photo by Evan Agostini /Invision/AP)
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(Newser) – The come-from-behind Broadway hit Once won a Tony Award—but it didn't just do it once. The sweet reverie based on the 2006 movie about the unlikely love affair between a Czech flower seller and Dublin street musician took home eight Tonys, including wins for Best New Musical, Best Musical Performance for actor Steve Kazee, and one for Enda Walsh, for Best Book of a Musical. Both the film and musical featured the Oscar-winning song, "Falling Slowly."

Audra McDonald grabbed top honors for an actress in a musical for Porgy and Bess, which won Best Musical Revival. Best Dramatic Play was Clybourne Park, and Best Dramatic Performances went to James Corden for One Man, Two Guvnors, and Nina Arianda for Venus in Fur. The awards presentation, in Manhattan's Beacon Theater, was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, and featured more performances than ever, reports the Los Angeles Times. Check here for a complete list of nominees and winners. (Read more Once stories.)

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