Lookingglass Snags Tony Award

Lookingglass Theatre Company won a Tony Award Sunday for Best Regional Theatre

By Rosie Powers
|  Monday, Jun 13, 2011  |  Updated 10:17 AM CDT
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    Yet another Chicago theater won the Tony Award for Best Regional Theatre, making it the fifth of its kind to win the honor.

    The Lookingglass Theatre Company, located in Chicago's Water Tower Water Works building on Michigan Avenue, accepted the honor Sunday by sending Artistic Director Andy White to the podium. White highlighted the company's history throughout the past couple decades.

    The company has an ensamble of 22 members, most of which were in New York for the Tony Awards. Lookingglass began at Northwestern University and has included stars such as David Schwimmer.

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel congratulated the Lookingglass Theatre Company after the award ceremony.

    "On behalf of all Chicagoans, I commend the Company for its success in delivering quality, original theater for all to enjoy, and extend congratulations on this well-deserved honor," Emanuel said in a statement.

    The company has produced more than 50 original works since its start in 1988.

    Previous Tony Award winners Laura Benanti and Katie Finnernan presented the award. Supporters of the theater in Chicago gathered Sunday night at Rockit Bar & Grill to watch the ceremony.

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