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Tony Awards 2014: 'Gentleman's Guide' shows big rewards in risk-taking
Tony Awards 2014: 'Gentleman's Guide' shows big rewards in risk-taking

"A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder," the musical with no marquee names or obvious marketing hook, won big at the Tony Awards on Sunday night, proving that a droll Edwardian tale of homicide, a few murderously clever patter songs and the killingly funny quick-change artistry of Jefferson Mays are all that's needed to make the leap from theatrical obscurity into Broadway history. "All the Way," Robert Schenkkan's three-hour drama about the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, won for best play, demonstrating that audiences can be persuaded to sit through what they slept through in high school social studies if the right actor is in the driver's seat. Bryan Cranston, who deservedly won...

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