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Wilmington's Lavin gets another Tony nomination

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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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