The Broadway musical ONCE took eight Tony Awards at the American Theatre Wing's annual ceremony, held on June 10. John Tiffany, director of ONCE, received the Tony for Best Director of a Musical; he was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute during 2010-2011.
British theater director John Tiffany, who was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study last year, workshopped his musical Once, based on the low-budget hit film about a pair of aspiring musicians, at Harvard's American Repertory Theater. The show received 11 Tony nominations.
Two Broadway shows with origins at Harvard cleaned up at the Tony Awards on Sunday night. "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" and "Once" took home 10 awards in total, including the prizes for best musical revival and best musical, respectively.