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'South Pacific' wins 5 Drama Desk awards

May 19, 2008 at 12:28 PM
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NEW YORK, May 19 (UPI) -- Lincoln Center's staging of the 1949 Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "South Pacific" won five Drama Desk awards in New York Sunday.

The show picked up the prizes for Outstanding Musical Revival, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical for Paulo Szot, Outstanding Director of a Musical for Bartlett Sher, Outstanding Sound Design and Outstanding Set Design of a Musical.

"August: Osage County," Tracy Letts' drama about a dysfunctional family, won the awards for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama for Deanna Dunagan and Outstanding Director of a Play for Anna D. Shapiro.

Patti LuPone won the prize for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical, while her "Gypsy" co-stars Boyd Gaines and Linda Benanti won the Outstanding Featured Acting awards in a Musical.

Mark Rylance of "Boeing-Boeing" won the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Award and Laurence Fishburne received the Outstanding Solo Performance prize for his portrayal of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in "Thurgood."

Conleth Hill of "The Seafarer" and Linda Lavin of "The New Century" were honored as Outstanding Featured Actor and Actress in a Play.

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