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Tony Awards: Big year for women as Lauper, MacKinnon, Paulus win
Tony Awards: Big year for women as Lauper, MacKinnon, Paulus win

This story has been updated. Kathryn Bigelow famously became the first woman to win an Academy Award for directing for her 2009 Iraq war drama, “The Hurt Locker.” Last night, the Tony Awards doubled down on that, handing out its top directing prizes to two women. Pam MacKinnon won for directing Edward Albee’s play “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” while Diane Paulus picked up a prize for her elaborately staged revival of the musical “Pippin.” And, as an added indication of feminine power in theater this year, Cyndi Lauper became the first solo woman to win a Tony for score, for the best musical winner “Kinky Boots.” LIVE...

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