Rolling out the Big Red Carpet

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Sharon Siegel Carr ’73 and Carl Moellenberg ’74 had a big night at the Tony Awards earlier this month as producers of three of the 10 Broadway shows that took home Tonys from Radio City Music Hall.

Along with Venetian Glass Productions, of which Carr and Moellenberg are members, the Denison duo served as producers of the musical Cinderella, which incorporates new twists from Douglas Carter Beane’s book into the classic fairy tale version with music by Rodgers and Hammerstein.

They also produced The Trip to Bountiful, a play about an aging widow making a pilgrimage back to her hometown, and Pippin, a musical about the soul-searching young son of medieval French ruler Charlemagne. All three shows are currently running in New York.

With more than 20 Tony nominations among them, the shows produced by the Denison graduates took home more than their fair share of awards, including Best Costume Design of a Musical (Cinderella), Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Cicely Tyson in The Trip to Bountiful), and Best Direction of a Musical (Diane Paulus for Pippin).

Held annually, the Tony Awards celebrate the accomplishments of Broadway musicals and plays. The winners are chosen by a group of more than 800 individuals, including, theater directors, producers, and actors. Seems they think Carr and Moellenberg—and the actors, directors, designers, and producers with whom they surround themselves—are doing all right.

Want to see for yourself? On July 20, Denison alumni will join Carr for a “talkback” session prior to the show. For more information, visit DenisonEverywhere.com.

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