It was a great evening for Blacks on Broadway as ‘Fela!’s Bill T. Jones, ‘Fences’ Denzel Washington and Viola Davis and the musical ‘Memphis’ were among the big winners at the 64th Annual Tony Awards in New York City.
‘Memphis,’ a show about music and race during the 1950s, won for best musical, best book of a musical, best orchestrations and best score.
With 11 nominations and producers Jay-Z, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith in attendance, the musical about Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, ‘Fela!,’ won three awards, including one for Jones’s masterful choreography.
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