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Tony Awards 2014: Chat with Times theater critic Charles McNulty

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Join Times theater critic Charles McNulty to talk about the Tony Awards and theater in Southern California in a live text chat below at 10 a.m. PDT Monday.

There's lots to talk about after Sunday's show, in which the musical "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder" walked away the big winner and in which Hugh Jackman sang, danced and hopped the night away as host.

Despite having no marquee names, "A Gentleman's Guide" received four awards -- best musical, director of a musical, book of a musical and costume design. It ran last year at San Diego's Old Globe and the Hartford Stage in Connecticut.

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"All the Way," Robert Schenkkan's three-hour drama about the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act starring Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson, won for best play as well as lead actor for Cranston. In the revival categories, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," starring Neil Patrick Harris in a Tony-winning turn, was named best revival of a musical and "A Raisin in the Sun" was named best revival of a play.

Another big winner of the evening was Audra McDonald, who won her sixth Tony, for her performance as Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill."

Get your questions ready for McNulty, who'll be talking about the awards as well as his recent round-table discussion about the Tonys and Southern California theater with Center Theatre Group's Michael Ritchie, the Pasadena Playhouse's Sheldon Epps, the Geffen Playhouse's Randall Arney and (via Skype) South Coast Repertory's Marc Masterson.

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