LuPone, Rebeck, Chisholm Among New England Award Winners

News   LuPone, Rebeck, Chisholm Among New England Award Winners Theresa Rebeck's play Mauritius was a big winner at the Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards, which were given out March 19 at the Boston Center for the Arts.

Mauritius, which made its world premiere at the Huntington Theatre Company in October 2006, took home the award for Best New Play (Large), beating out the sole opposing nominee, August Wilson's play Radio Golf. Golf, which is coming to Broadway this spring, did win Best Supporting Actor for Anthony Chisholm.

Mauritius also took home the award for Best Drama or Comedy, in addition to Best Actress for Marin Ireland and Best Set Design for Eugene Lee, both in the large production category.

Patti LuPone won best Solo Performance (Large) for Lady with the Torch, presented by the Reagle Players. Jacqui Parker's Dark as a Thousand Midnights won for Best New Play, Small, and Parker also took home the prize for Best Actress in the small production category for Caroline, or Change at SpeakEasy.

North Shore Music Theatre's production of Hairspray won for Best Musical (Large). The touring Broadway production of Twelve Angry Men won Best Visiting Production (Large) and Best Ensemble (Large). The Two and Only, Jay Johnson's ventriloquist show that played Broadway last year, won for Best Visiting Production (Small).

For a full list of winners visit www.stagesource.org.

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