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La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Reacts To Tony Win

Christopher Ashley poses in the press room with the award for best direction ...

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Above: Christopher Ashley poses in the press room with the award for best direction of a musical for "Come From Away" at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2017.

La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Reacts To Tony Win

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Christopher Ashley
, artistic director, La Jolla Playhouse

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Christopher Ashley took home his first Tony Award Sunday for directing “Come From Away,” a musical about the small Canadian town of Gander, which sheltered thousands of airline passengers stranded after their planes were diverted on 9/11.

The La Jolla Playhouse was a big winner at Sunday’s Tony Awards. Two plays that debuted at the Playhouse took home top honors.

Artistic director Christopher Ashely took home his first Tony Award for directing “Come From Away,” a musical about the small Canadian town of Gander, which sheltered thousands of airline passengers stranded after their planes were diverted on 9/11.

Rebecca Taichman also won a directors Tony for the play, “Indecent”.

The La Jolla Playhouse has ushered 28 shows to Broadway.

RELATED: Christopher Ashley Celebrates 10th Anniversary At La Jolla Playhouse

Ashley discussed Wednesday on Midday Edition what this award means to him and for the San Diego theater community.

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