"Angels in America," Tony Awards and "Broadway: The American Musical" Vie for Writers Guild Awards

News   "Angels in America," Tony Awards and "Broadway: The American Musical" Vie for Writers Guild Awards
 
Tony Kushner's teleplay for "Angels in America," The 58th Annual Tony Awards and part of the "Broadway: The American Musical" documentary were among the nominees announced for The Writers Guild Awards.

The 57th annual honors for television and radio during the 2004 season will be held Feb. 19, 2005, at ceremonies on both coasts.

Kushner's acclaimed "Angels in America" based on his epic play will vie in the Long Form (Adapted) category against Atlantic Theatre Company founder William H. Macy and Steven Schachter's teleplay "The Wool Cap" (based on Jackie Gleason's "Gigot") and "Bastard Out of Carolina" writer Anne Meredith's "Cavedweller" screenplay based on the Dorothy Allison novel.

The 58th Annual Tony Awards telecast — penned by Dave Boone and Hairspray's Bruce Vilanch is nominated for Comedy/Variety Specials (Music, Awards, Tributes) opposite The Kennedy Center Honors broadcast.

Jo Ann Young's "Oh, What A Beautiful Morning" — the fourth episode of PBS' "Broadway: The American Musical" was nominated in the Documentary (Other Than Current Events) category.

All nominated scripts were first broadcast between Dec. 1, 2003 and Nov. 30, 2004 as per WGA guidelines and read by panels of judges. For more information on the WGA, visit www.wga.org.

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