Yasmina Reza Wins 2009 Tony Award for Best Play (June 8th)

Yasmina Reza Wins 2009 Tony Award for Best Play (June 8th)
by Darius Kadivar

Playright Yasmina Reza won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play for "God of Carnage" . Three Awards in All including Best Actress in a Leading Role (Marcia Gay Harden) and best Director (Matthew Warchus). Event took place on June 8th , 2009 at the New York Radio City Hall. 

Matthew Warchus and Yasmina Reza's Acceptance Speech for Respectively Best Director and Best Play

Marcia Gay Harden - Tony Awards 2009 for Best Actress in a Leading Role (God of Carnage)

Stars gather in NYC for the premiere of the new Broadway comedy 'God of Carnage' starring James Gandolfini, Marcia Gay Harden, Jeff Daniels and Hope Davis.

Related Article In French Daily Le Figaro:

Yasmina Reza Triomphe à New York

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63rd edition of the Tony Awards


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I have ordered a couple of her books. There are some really interesting Iranians around. Hungarian/Iranian mix!

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