Major League

As for plays, Angels In America: Perestroika won everything, which came as no surprise with so little competition. Ana Deveare Smith, the brilliant actress and author of the one-person tour de force Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, was unfortunately overlooked, no one was allowed to give acceptance speeches consisting of more eloquent words than "thank you," and everything was neatly over in time for the eleven o'clock news. Forget the theater and let's get to the gory details of the day.

For me, the Tony Awards this year was about as entertaining as a revue you'd see (or rather not see) on a cruise ship. With theater so far down on the nation's priority list, I found the ceremony to be a particularly inauspicious omen.

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