Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Angela Lansbury wins record-tying fifth Tony Award for the Very Funny Play "Blithe Spirit"!

Angela Lansbury already holds one Tony Awards record — hosting the ceremony more often than anyone else (five times) — and now she has tied a second with her win at the Tony's. In rare form as the medium in "Blithe Spirit," Angela Lansbury picked up her fifth Tony Award, winning the featured (supporting) actress in a play race. Angela Lansbury's previous four victories were all for lead actress in a musical: "Mame" (1966), "Dear World" (1969), "Gypsy" (1975) and "Sweeney Todd" (1979).

But was Lansbury's role as the wacky Madame Arcati really a "featured" one? It was placed in that category after "Blithe Spirit" producers requested that classification from the Tony nominating committee, knowing that Lansbury had better odds of prevailing there.

No matter now though, she is wonderful in this role and deserves the award as are everyone else in the show.

You must hurry to see this hysterical play since it closes July 19th.

If you call Applause now at 800-451-9930 we can get you great seats at a great price(Below the Normal Face Value in fact!). You can't beat that!

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