Lost Colony is chosen for Tony Honors award

By on April 24, 2013

Lost Colony 1As its 76th season approaches, The Lost Colony outdoor drama has another reason to celebrate: It has been chosen to receive a special Tony award in June.

Tonys are the highest awards offered for excellence in American theater.

Tony Honors are presented to individuals and organizations not eligible for the annual competitive awards.

This year’s Tony Honors recipients are longtime agent William Craver, veteran Broadway stage manager Peter Lawrence, the nonprofit Career Transition for Dancers and The Lost Colony for outstanding achievement in theater.

The Lost Colony is the only theatrical production in North Carolina to have ever won such an honor.

The Tony Honors will be presented at a private reception on June 8 prior to the CBS telecast of the Annual Tony Awards held at Radio City Music Hall on June 9.

The Lost Colony is one of the last remaining Federal Theater Projects. Written by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paul Green, the Symphonic Outdoor Drama premiered in 1937 at the Waterside Theatre in Manteo.

This year’s production will open on May 31 and run through Aug. 23 under the direction of Ira David Wood, III.

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