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'Red,' 'Memphis' Win Tony Awards


The play "Red" was the big winner this year at the Tony Awards, Broadway's equivalent of the Academy Awards recognizing achievement in American live theater.

"Red," a drama about abstract painter Mark Rothko, picked up six awards, including best play.

"Memphis," a musical set in the American South during the 1950s, took four Tonys, including the best musical prize.

Three Hollywood actors took home their first Tony, including Denzel Washington, who won best actor for his role in a revival of the August Wilson play "Fences."

Scarlett Johansson was awarded a Tony as best featured actress in a play in the revival of Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge."

Catherine Zeta-Jones won best actress in a musical for her Broadway debut in "A Little Night Music."

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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