Playhouse-born Musical Wins Four Tony Awards!

Photo Credit: Michael Rego, from center left, Matthew Rego, and Hank Unger and members of the company of The Outsiders accept the award for Best Musical during the 77th Tony Awards on Sunday, June 16, 2024, in New York. (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

We are over-the-moon with joy and pride to share the news that Playhouse-launched musical The Outsiders, a hit show during our 2022/23 Season, was honored at last night’s Tony’s ceremony with four Tony Awards:

Best Musical
Best Direction of a Musical: Danya Taymor
Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Brian MacDevitt and Hana S. Kim
Best Sound Design of a Musical: Cody Spencer

We are thrilled for this exceptional cast and creative team and couldn’t be happier to have been the first home from which The Outsiders began its incredible journey.

Before this musical moved to Broadway and landed on the national stage that is the Tony Awards, it was experienced (in many cases, more than once), cheered for and loved first by La Jolla Playhouse audiences. It is because of your support of new work – and the talent, passion, collaboration, vision and dedication behind that new work – that productions like this are born, take shape and grow.

We couldn’t make theatre without you, without your presence as audience members – your enthusiasm, perspective, feedback and thoughtfulness about the stories that come to life in front of you. You made – and continue to make – theatre happen. Thank you!

Watch The Outsiders performance at the Tony’s ceremony.
See the Best Musical acceptance speech.
Read the San Diego Union-Tribune story.

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