God of Carnage takes home 3 Tonys

June 8th, 2009 - 8:53 pm ICT by GD  

“God of Carnage” won 3 of the top Tony Awards on Sunday’s awards ceremony. The June 7, gala event was aired live on CBS network from 8 p.m to 11 p.m. The ceremony, the most prestigious honor for theater, was held in Radio City Music Hall in New York. The Sunday night event was hosted by CBS’ Neil Patrick Harris from “How I Met Your Mother”.

“God Of Carnage” took home the Tonys for the “Best Play”, “Best Lead Actress” and “Direction of a Play “. Marcia Gay Harden won the “Best Lead Actress” award for her portrayal of a gradual transformation into a volatile matron in comic satire. The “Direction of a Play” trophy went to Matthew Warchus. The cast of the play includes James Gandolfini, Marcia Gay Harden, Jeff Daniels and Hope Davis.

The play is a satirical comedy that revolves around a clash that arises between two liberal minded middle class couple, whose children get involved in a fight. The play has been directed by Yasmina Reza. It had turned into one of the biggest hits of the Broadway season.

The other play to have dominated the Tony night was “Billy Elliot”. The 2000 feature film “Billy Elliot” based musical fetched an overwhelming 10 honors. It had a nomination in 15 categories, more than the nomination of any other play for the night. The British production is a touching tale of a coal miner’s son who dreams of becoming a dancer.

In a recent update, “God of Carnage”’s producers have announced their plan to extend the hit musicals run through November 15. The entire cast will be retained.

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