‘Once’ and ‘Sons of the Prophet’ Win Top Lucille Lortel Awards

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The Off-Broadway-turned-Broadway hit musical “Once” and 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist “Sons of the Prophet” took home the awards for Outstanding Musical and Outstanding Play, respectively, at the 27th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards at the Nyu Skirball Center Sunday night.Hosted by actor and comedian Mario Cantone, the ceremony celebrated the best in Off-Broadway theater, where “actors really get to work on their craft and challenge themselves,” according to Tonya Pinkins, who won Outstanding Featured Actress for “Milk Like Sugar” at Playwrights Horizons. Adam Driver won Outstanding Featured Actor for “Look Back in Anger” at the Roundabout Theatre Company.“This is the real deal,” Cantone said in his opening speech, acknowledging the 91 eligible productions from the season. Cantone kept the presentation just under a two-hour running time, but the evening was not short on accolades about the community. There were many special performances throughout the evening. The Broadway Boys performed a medley.
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