PHOTO CALL: Saluting Jack O'Brien: Invention Loves Jack

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Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Richard Easton won a Tony Award for his part in Tom Stoppard's (right) play, The Invention of Love, directed by 2002 Mr. Abbott Award winner Jack O'Brien.

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation awarded Globe Theatres artistic director O'Brien with the Mr. Abbott Award (named for the late playwright and director George Abbott) for his lifelong contributions to theatre. O'Brien's garnered four Tony nominations and a Broadway barrage of serious plays and musical comedies from Imaginary Friends, Two Shakespearean Actors, Little Foxes and The Invention of Love to Hairspray, The Full Monty and Damn Yankees.

— By Christine Ehren