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The Wednesday Five: Women of the 2016 Tony Awards

Not only was Hamilton having the best night ever at this past Sunday’s 2016 Tony Awards, so too were the women of the Broadway Stage. In this week’s Wednesday Five, we share with you our favorite award-acceptance speeches and performances from the storied night. These women and their performances this season were, as fellow actress Audrey McDonald beautifully declared, “intelligent, resonant, and vibrant.”



Jessica Lange: Leading Actress in a Play, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Jessica Lange, in her acceptance of  the award for Best Actress in a play for her performance of the acclaimed revival “Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” remarked, “This is such a dream come true, and it fills me with such happiness, even on such a sad day as this.”



Laura Benanti and Jane Krakowski: Performance of She Loves Me

Laura Benanti nominated for best actress in a leading role in a musical and Jane Krakowski gave a lively performance of  the titular number of “She Loves Me.” Scott Ellis’ revival, nominated for eight Tonys, of the beloved musical comedy follows quarreling  1930s perfume-counter clerks unaware that they are each other’s anonymous romantic pen pals.


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