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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington’s Linda Lavin has earned another Tony Award Nomination. The 74-year-old, who owns and operates the Red Barn Studio Theatre at 3rd and Marstellar Streets with her husband, is nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her performance in “The Lyons.”

The Tony nomination, announced this morning, is the sixth for Lavin, who is perhaps best known for Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated role as the title character in the TV show “Alice.” She won the Tony for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play in 1987 for “Broadway Bound.”

Other nominees in this year’s category are Nina Arianda (“Venus in Fur”), Tracie Bennett (“End of the Rainbow”), Stockard Channing (“Other Desert Cities”) and Cynthia Nixon (“Wit”).

The Tony Awards are scheduled for June 10.

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4 Comments on "Wilmington’s Lavin gets another Tony nomination"

2015 years 8 months ago

You are the very best dear Linda.

Wade Griffis
2015 years 8 months ago

I have never met this woman, but she has been a real, positive influence in this town.

She owns several propeties here and has established the Red Barn. We are blessed to have her here.

By the way, she is a damn good actress!!

2015 years 8 months ago

I watched you on Alice, and learned so much from your character dealing with the stress of trying to make a living for your family and deal with a sometimes maddening boss….as I grew older, I could understand Alice even more…it never left me. When you moved to Wilmington, I was so proud! “Linda Lavin lives here”, I say, to those visiting us from all over the country. You have brought great artistic pride to an already artistic town. I personally thank you for all of your contributions and wish you nothing but the best for your Tony nomination.

2015 years 8 months ago

She gets another well deserved honor. Well “kiss My Grits”.


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