Chicago wins big at Tony Awards

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Photo -   Billy Porter winner of the Tony award for best actor in a musical, left, performs a number with fellow nominee Stark Sands and the cast of "Kinky Boots" at the 67th Annual Tony Awards, on Sunday, June 9, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Billy Porter winner of the Tony award for best actor in a musical, left, performs a number with fellow nominee Stark Sands and the cast of "Kinky Boots" at the 67th Annual Tony Awards, on Sunday, June 9, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Entertainment,Theater

CHICAGO (AP) — It was a big night for Chicago theater at the Tony Awards.

The musical "Kinky Boots" won the top award for Best Musical last night in New York. The Cindy Lauper show got its start with a pre-Broadway run last year in Chicago. It also won for Best Original Score and star Billy Porter won for Best Actor in a musical.

Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company production of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" brought in honors too. The production won for Best Revival of a Play and Steppenwolf ensemble member Tracy Letts won for Best Actor in a play.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel congratulated Steppenwolf, saying the theater "represents the best of Chicago's vibrant arts scene."

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