center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement The biggest night in theater was a memorable one. The 73rd Annual Tony Awards were presented on Sunday night to celebrate Broadway’s best performances of the year.Winners in each category are bolded.Best play“Choir Boy” by Tarell Alvin McCraney“The Ferryman” by Jez Butterworth *WINNER“Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus” by Taylor Mac“Ink” by James Graham“What the Constitution Means to Me” by Heidi SchreckBest revival of a musical“Kiss Me, Kate”Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” *WINNERBest musical“Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”“Beetlejuice”“Hadestown” *WINNER“The Prom”“Tootsie”Best revival of a playArthur Miller’s “All My Sons”“The Boys in the Band” by Mart Crowley *WINNER“Burn This” by Lanford Wilson“Torch Song” by Harvey Fierstein“The Waverly Gallery” by Kenneth LonerganBest performance by an actor in a leading role in a musicalBrooks Ashmanskas, “The Prom”Derrick Baskin, “Ain’t Too Proud”Alex Brightman, “Beetlejuice”Damon Daunno, “Oklahoma!”Santino Fontana, “Tootsie” *WINNERBest performance by an actress in a leading role in a musicalStephanie J. Block, “The Cher Show” *WINNERCaitlin Kinnunen, “The Prom”Beth Leavel, “The Prom”Eva Noblezada, “Hadestown”Kelli O’Hara, “Kiss Me, Kate”Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a playPaddy Considine, “The Ferryman”Bryan Cranston, “Network” *WINNERJeff Daniels, “To Kill a Mockingbird”Adam Driver, “Burn This”Jeremy Pope, “Choir Boy”Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a playAnnette Bening, “All My Sons”Laura Donnelly, “The Ferryman”Elaine May, “The Waverly Gallery” *WINNERJanet McTeer, “Bernhardt/Hamlet”Laurie Metcalf, “Hillary and Clinton”Heidi Schreck, “What the Constitution Means to Me”Best book of a musical“Ain’t Too Proud,” Dominique Morisseau“Beetlejuice,” Scott Brown and Anthony King“Hadestown,” Anaïs Mitchell“The Prom,” Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin“Tootsie,” Robert Horn *WINNERBest original score (music and/or lyrics) written for the theater“Be More Chill,” Joe Iconis“Beetlejuice,” Eddie Perfect“Hadestown,” Anaïs Mitchell *WINNER“The Prom,” Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin“To Kill a Mockingbird,” Adam Guettel“Tootsie,” David YazbekBest direction of a musicalRachel Chavkin, “Hadestown” *WINNERScott Ellis, “Tootsie”Daniel Fish, “Oklahoma!”Des McAnuff, “Ain’t Too Proud”Casey Nicholaw, “The Prom”Best direction of a playRupert Goold, “Ink”Sam Mendes, “The Ferryman” *WINNERBartlett Sher, “To Kill a Mockingbird”Ivo van Hove, “Network”George C. Wolfe, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a musicalAndré De Shields, “Hadestown” *WINNERAndy Grotelueschen, “Tootsie”Patrick Page, “Hadestown”Jeremy Pope, “Ain’t Too Proud”Ephraim Sykes, “Ain’t Too Proud”Best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musicalLilli Cooper, “Tootsie”Amber Gray, “Hadestown”Sarah Stiles, “Tootsie”Ali Stroker, “Oklahoma!” *WINNERMary Testa, “Oklahoma!”Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a playBertie Carvel, “Ink” *WINNERRobin De Jesús, “The Boys in the Band”Gideon Glick, “To Kill a Mockingbird”Brandon Uranowitz, “Burn This”Benjamin Walker, “All My Sons”Best performance by an actress in a featured role in a playFionnula Flanagan, “The Ferryman”Celia Keenan-Bolger, “To Kill a Mockingbird” *WINNERKristine Nielsen, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”Julie White, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”Ruth Wilson, “King Lear”Best choreographyCamille A. Brown, “Choir Boy”Warren Carlyle, “Kiss Me, Kate”Denis Jones, “Tootsie”David Neumann, “Hadestown”Sergio Trujillo, “Ain’t Too Proud” *WINNERBest orchestrationsMichael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, “Hadestown” *WINNERLarry Hochman, “Kiss Me, Kate”Daniel Kluger, “Oklahoma!”Simon Hale, “Tootsie”Harold Wheeler, “Ain’t Too Proud”Best scenic design of a musicalRobert Brill and Peter Nigrini, ‘Ain’t Too Proud”Peter England, “King Kong”Rachel Hauck, “Hadestown” *WINNERLaura Jellinek, “Oklahoma!”David Korins, “Beetlejuice”Best scenic design of a playMiriam Buether, “To Kill a Mockingbird”Bunny Christie, “Ink”Rob Howell, “The Ferryman” *WINNERSanto Loquasto, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”Jan Versweyveld, “Network”Best costume design of a musicalMichael Krass, “Hadestown”William Ivey Long, “Beetlejuice”William Ivey Long, “Tootsie”Bob Mackie, “The Cher Show” *WINNERPaul Tazewell, “Ain’t Too Proud”Best costume design of a playRob Howell, “The Ferryman” *WINNERToni-Leslie James, “Bernhardt/Hamlet”Clint Ramos, “Torch Song”Ann Roth, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”Ann Roth, “To Kill a Mockingbird”Best sound design of a musicalPeter Hylenski, “Beetlejuice”Peter Hylenski, “King Kong”Steve Canyon Kennedy, “Ain’t Too Proud”Drew Levy, “Oklahoma!”Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, “Hadestown” *WINNERBest sound design of a playAdam Cork, “Ink”Scott Lehrer, “To Kill a Mockingbird”Fitz Patton, “Choir Boy” *WINNERNick Powell, “The Ferryman”Eric Sleichim, “Network”Best lighting design of a musicalKevin Adams, “The Cher Show”Howell Binkley, “Ain’t Too Proud”Bradley King, “Hadestown” *WINNERPeter Mumford, “King Kong”Kenneth Posner and Peter Nigrini, “Beetlejuice”Best lighting design of a playNeil Austin, “Ink” *WINNERJules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”Peter Mumford, “The Ferryman”Jennifer Tipton, “To Kill a Mockingbird”Jan Versweyveld and Tal Yarden, “Network”last_img read more

Iqaluit residents gather to discuss the pros and cons of a wine

first_imgKent Driscoll APTN National NewsIqaluit residents discussed opening a beer and wine store for three and a half hours Tuesday night and could have continued three and a half more.The sentiment expressed at the public meeting overwhelmingly opposed alcohol sales of any kind.Iqaluit city council voted in August to recommend that the territorial government begin a consultation process with city residents about opening a beer and wine store as a pilot project.The proposed outlet would be the first of its kind for Nunavut.Residents now order from southern outlets, through paid permits. An alternative is a complicated process through the government of Nunavut, where residents of Baffin Island must order from Rankin Inlet, and vice versa.The most used alternative is bootlegging.“We know that there is a massive amount of alcohol available in Iqaluit and other towns,” said Chris D’Arcy, deputy minister of finance and the host for the evening.D’Arcy explained how his department hopes availability of beer and wine can help reduce the harm caused by hard liquor and promised that any pilot store would be on a short leash, “if we find out this isn’t working, we’ll just turn it off.”Former premier , current justice minister and Iqaluit-Sinna MLA Paul Okalik doesn’t buy the argument that beer and wine would mitigate harm.“Alcohol is alcohol, people could drink quickly,” said Okalik, Nunavut’s longest serving premier pointing out the lack of a treatment facility in Iqaluit. “‘We need to recognize there’s a lack of resources in Nunavut right now.”The theme of a missing treatment centre was common throughout the meeting.  Iqaluit Coun. Joanasie Akumalik was one of many speakers who cited his own struggle with alcohol as an example.“I am living proof that a treatment centre works for some people,” said Akumalik.Akumalik was critical of the territorial government.He started his remarks by promising to speak in English instead of Inuktitut, “so that the government officials can understand.”He said alcohol is the major reason “for a backlog in foster parents” and said the government needs to “put a proper policy and funding on social issues.”At Nunavut public meetings, elders are heard from often and at length. Tuesday night was no exception.Widely respected elder Alicee Joamie received a round of applause for criticizing the lack of consultation with elders, saying, “why didn’t the elders have a meeting prior to this?”Uniformly opposed to a pilot store opening, much of the night was dedicated to elders reminding residents what Iqaluit – then Frobisher Bay – was like when a liquor store was open in the 1970s.Rev. Mike Gartner is not an Inuit elder, but he is considered an Iqaluit elder by many.Fluent in Inuktitut, a resident of the eastern Arctic for more than 50 years, and an Order of Canada recipient, Gardener remembers the 1970’s liquor store.“The old graveyard wouldn’t be a quarter full, if it wasn’t for liquor” said Gardener, in a theme that was echoed throughout the night.The liquor store was closed in 1975, after public outcry over a young boy who was killed by a drunk snowmobiler. Elders described having to poke through snowbanks to find frozen bodies and children being left vulnerable to sexual abuse.One of the children who survived that sexual abuse was one of only three people who spoke in favour of a beer and wine store.Janet Brewster didn’t plan on attending the public meeting, but decided to attend after social media accounts showed the vast majority of people speaking against the meeting.“I survived the 1970’s. Alcohol didn’t abuse me, people did,” said Brewster.Brewster wants a chance to show how responsible drinking can be passed on to children, breaking Nunavut’s generational cycle of abuse.“I teach my kids responsible drinking habits by drinking responsibly. In every community, there should be access. Taking the choice away doesn’t solve the issue, it is just denying people the opportunity to make healthy choices,” she said.The territorial government’s finance department now has to report back to the cabinet on the result of their fact finding.Tuesday’s meeting was a part of a process that included written submissions and a widely circulated survey.The earliest the pilot store could open would be late [email protected]last_img read more