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'Red,' 'Memphis' take three Tonys apiece in creative arts awards

June 13, 2010 |  5:06 pm

The creative arts section of the Tony Awards were handed out in brisk fashion during a 40-minute presentation that preceded the CBS telecast.

"Red," which is expected to win the best play Tony, won lighting design (Neil Austin, who also contended for "Hamlet"), scenic design (Christopher Oram) and sound design (Adam Cork, also nominated for "Enron"). Catherine Zuber won for costume design for the play "The Royal Family."

The musical "Fela" won costume design (Marina Draghici) and sound design (Robert Kaplowitz), while "American Idiot" won lighting design (Kevin Adams) and scenic design (Christine Jones).

"Memphis," the front-runner for best musical, won three early awards -- score (Joe DiPietro, David Bryan), book (DiPietro) and orchestrations (Daryl Waters, Bryan).