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‘The Outsiders’ Nets Emersonians Tony Awards

Eric Cornell’s ’05 Cornice Productions and Marylee Fairbanks ’88 were part of the production team of The Outsiders, which won Best Musical at Sunday night’s Tony Awards.

In an Instagram post, Fairbanks wrote about what winning a Tony means to her.

“Last night was a dream come true. This show is incredibly special and I am honored to play a small park in bringing @outsidersmusical to the stage. Theater is so important. It changes lives. It has certainly changes and saved mine many times,” posted Fairbanks.

The Outsiders won two other awards: Danya Taymor won Best Direction of a Musical, and Cody Spencer won Best Sound Design of a Musical. The Outsiders was nominated for 12 Tony Awards.

The musical is an adaptation of S.E. Hinton’s 1967 novel and Francis Ford Coppola’s 1983 film. It tells the story of a group of “greasers” in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the bonds between them, and their struggle to belong in a world that doesn’t accept them.

Cornell and his Cornice co-owner Jack Sennott won a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical for Oklahoma! in 2019, a year after co-founding Cornice.

Also, Ari Conte ’15 was a co-producer of Suffs, which was nominated for 6 Tonys. Shaina Taub won Best Original Score for Suffs.

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