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`Carousel' Gets Brass Ring

ANGELS in America: Perestroika'' was named best play while ``Passion'' beat out ``Beauty and the Beast'' for best musical. But the Broadway show that won more Tony Awards than any other - five -

is a revival of the nearly 50-year-old-musical ``Carousel.''

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At the 48th annual Tony Awards ceremony Sunday, the Rodgers and Hammerstein work received Tonys for best musical revival; best featured actress, Audra Ann McDonald; best direction, Nicholas Hytner; best scenic design, Bob Crowley, and best choreography for the late Sir Kenneth MacMillan of London's Royal Ballet. ``Carousel'' transferred from London.

``Passion,'' the new Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical, received four Tonys, including the one for best musical. ``An Inspector Calls,'' the revival of a J.B. Priestley play, also won four Tonys. Walt Disney's ``Beauty and the Beast'' managed only one prize - the costume-design award for Ann Hould-Ward.

Actress Jessica Tandy and her actor husband, Hume Cronyn, were the first recipients of a special Tony Award for lifetime achievement.

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