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Posner Nominated For Tony

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The Merchant of Venice at Shakespeare in the Park. (Photo by Joan Marcus)

Our apologies for being late on this one. Verona resident Ken Posner has been nominated for a Tony award in the category of Best Lighting Design of a Play for his work on the Broadway production of The Merchant of Venice, which started as the  Public Theater’s production of Shakespeare In The Park last summer. Posner is nominated this year against Paule Constable (War Horse), David Lander (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) and Mimi Jordan Sherin (Jerusalem). The Tony winners will be announced in a live broadcast on Sunday, June 12.

Posner has done the lighting for more than 35 Broadway musicals, including Wicked and The Coast of Utopia, for which he won a Tony Award. His assistant on Merchant was Alex Fogel, who graduated from Verona High School in 2005.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citranohttps://myveronanj.com
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Forbes.com. Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected].

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