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Milton graduate and renowned playwright, David Lindsay-Abaire, has been nominated for a Tony Award for his recent Broadway hit, Rabbit Hole, starring Tyne Daly and Cynthia Nixon. The show was one of four nominated in the Best Play category for the 60th Annual Tony Awards.

In reaction to his nomination, as posted on, David has said, “I’m thrilled and flattered to be among the other nominated plays. It was a really competitive year; it could have gone either way. I feel lucky to have made the cut. It’s pretty good…especially for a little play that closed a few months ago. I’m so happy for Cynthia [Nixon] and Tyne [Daly], especially. Of course, you want all your actors to get nominations, but I’m thrilled for Tyne and Cynthia and [director] Dan Sullivan. It was such a huge deal for me just to get to Broadway in the first place, honestly, so this is already a huge victory for me. This is just supreme. I’ve cleared the calendar [for the ceremony on June 11], but not a spot on my mantel, sadly. I’m happy I can go in and enjoy the show and not be worried.”

Rabbit Hole—which marked David’s Broadway debut—was billed as “a bittersweet drama about finding hope in the lowest moments of our lives, and the paths we take to return to the light of day.” The play is David’s fourth work produced by Manhattan Theatre Club which also produced his earlier plays Fuddy Meers, Wonder of the World and Kimberly Akimbo.