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When You're Looking for Great Food & Good Times, Why Take Chances? HOULIHAN'S Has Your Style in New York and 'round the nation IN THE THEATER DISTRICT A SPECTACULAR HOULIHANS 49th St. and 7th Ave. (212)575-2012 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK •Lunch •Pre & Post Show Dining •Saturday & Sunday Matinee Brunch •Opulent Private Party Rooms FREE JUMBO 'HOULI' GLASS Present this ad when dining for a Free 16 oz. Jumbo 'Houli' Glass. This gift is available at all Manhattan locations. One glass per couple while supplies last. One ad valid for your entire party. THERE ARE 14 & STILL GROWING HOULIHAN'S EAST SIDE. WEST SIDE. UPTOWN & DOWN GREAT MEXICAN CUISINE in or out of the Theater District TEQUILA WILLIE'S BAR & GRILL LUNCH • DINNER AFTER THEATER • CANTINA 49th St. and 7th Ave. •921-2467 42nd St. at Vanderbilt •949-7647 BACKWARD GLANCES FIRST TONY AWARDS —1947 On Easter Sunday, April 6, 1947, 1,200 persons —mostly theatrical celebrities— jammed the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria to attend the first Antoinette Perry (Tony) Awards ceremony, sponsored by the American Theatre Wing. At the gala midnight dinner dance, 20 stage notables received Tony Awards named for the late actress/director Antoinette ("Tony") Perry, who had served as Chairman of the Board and Secretary of the Wing through World War II. On behalf of the Wing, Vera Allen, Antoinette Perry's successor as Wing Chairwoman, presided and producer Brock Pemberton conferred the awards, which included a scroll. an initialed sterling silver compact for the women and an engraved gold bill clip or cigarette lighter for the men. Entertainment was provided by Mickey Rooney, Ethel Waters, David Wayne and Herb Shriner. The first year of the Tony Awards, the nominees, selected by a special committee of theatrical luminaries, were not announced in advance. At the ceremony, only the winners were made known to the public, and they were not cited for the "best" achievement in any category, but rather for their "outstanding contribution" to that theatrical season. Among those honored were José Ferrer (Cyrano de Bergerac) and Fredric March (Years Ago) for their performances; and Ingrid Bergman (Joan of Lorraine) and Helen Hayes (Happy Birthday) for their starring performances. Supporting actors cited were Patricia Neal (Another Part of the Forest) and David Wayne (Finian's Rainbow). Elia Kazan won for his direction of All My Sons. Costume designers honored were Lucinda Ballard for five shows and David Ffolkes for Henry VIII. Tributes for choreography fell to Agnes de Mille (Brigadoon) and Michael Kidd (Finian's Rainbow). —L.B. The Passion. The HORROR. The GRANDEUR. THE CLASSIC STORY OF GOOD & EVIL IS NOW THE MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR. HIGHLIGHTS FROM JEKYLL & HYDE LINDA EDER COLM WILKINSON Music by FRANK WILDHORN Lyrics by LESLIE BRICUSSE Contains the Hits: SOMEONE LIKE YOU • A NEW LIFE • LOVE HAS COME OF AGE BMG CLASSICS A division of Bertelsmann Music Group RCA VICTOR Available from RCA Victor on Compact Disc and DAAD Cassette (#60416) The world premiere performances of JEKYLL & HYDE were made possible by AT&T. To order toll-free: call (800) 221- 8180 TMK(S) Registered •Marca(s) Registrada(s) RCA Corporation, except BMG Classics logo R BMG Music •C 1990. BMG Music
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