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Local Girl Makes Good — And Takes Home the Top Tony Award

Cricket Hooper Jiranek, at left. Photo by Sam Moore.

Our warm and hearty congratulations go out to local gal Cricket Hooper Jiranek, producer of the hit Broadway play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which just received the Tony Award for Best Play. Nice! (Did we mention that Jiranek is from Baltimore and graduated from Garrison Forest? Yes? Well, we’ll mention it again!)

Baltimore Takes Over Broadway – Photos Included!

Garrison Forest grad Cricket Hooper Jiranek, one of the producers of the play, with star Sigourney Weaver. Photo by Sam Moore.

If you felt an inexplicable shiver of Baltimore pride yesterday morning, I can tell you why:  The Tony Awards nominations were announced, and one of the most-lauded plays — Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, starring Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce — was produced by a Garrison Forest alum (Cricket Hooper Jiranek) and stars a Baltimore School for the Arts grad.