‘Wit’ wins top Norton Awards

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SOUTHBURY, Conn. — The national touring company of Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “Wit” took top awards at the 18th Elliot Norton Awards on Monday night. The awards are presented by the Boston Theater Critics Ass.

“Wit” star Judith Light, the Huntington Theater’s managing director Michael Maso and the American Repertory Theater’s managing director Robert Orchard were also among the key winners at the ceremony, which was attended by the revered emeritus critic after whom the awards are named. Norton is 97.

“Wit,” which played Boston’s Wilbur Theater, won the award for outstanding visiting production, with Light honored as outstanding actress, large company. Resident nonprofit m.d.’s Maso and Orchard were honored “for raising theater management to an art and sharing expertise with the larger community.”

Among the other awards were: production, large resident company, “Mary Stuart,” Huntington Theater Co.; production, small resident company, “The Old Settler,” Lyric Stage Co. of Boston; production, local fringe company, “St. Nicholas,” Sugan Theater Co.; solo performance, John Kuntz, “Starfuckers,” SpeakEasy Stage Co.; director, large company, Robert Woodruff, “Full Circle,” American Repertory Theater; director, small company, Rick Lombardo, “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,” New Repertory Theater.

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