EXCLUSIVE: 2010 Tony Nominee Margulies at Work on New Play and HBO Series

News   EXCLUSIVE: 2010 Tony Nominee Margulies at Work on New Play and HBO Series Playwright Donald Margulies — who picked up a 2010 Tony nomination for Best Play for Time Stands Still, which will resume performances on Broadway in the fall — has two other projects in the works.

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"I'm trying to get a new play going, and I am working on a television project that I hope gets off the ground," Margulies told Playbill.com May 4. "It should be very exciting. I'm doing an adaptation of Jeffrey Eugenides' novel 'Middlesex' for HBO."

"I'm waiting to see what HBO has to say [about when the series goes into production]," Margulies added.

About his Tony nomination Margulies said, "It's really kind of delightful. I've never been nominated for a Tony before. I've received other honors that have been completely terrific and wonderful, but something on this level has never come my way, and I'm very happy to have achieved this. I've had five plays on Broadway, and this is my first nomination, so it feels particularly sweet."

Margulies is also represented on Broadway with Collected Stories, which co-stars Linda Lavin, who will vie for the Best Actress in a Play Tony in a field that also includes Time Stands Still's Laura Linney. "I'm tickled that two of my actresses are up against each other for Best Actress, which is a rare dubious achievement," Margulies said. "They'll be duking it out, but both of them really deserve that recognition. I'm delighted that they received it."

Margulies' other Broadway plays are What's Wrong with This Picture?, Sight Unseen and Brooklyn Boy.

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