Broadway musical SOUTH PACIFIC was the big winner at the Drama Desk Awards in New York on Sunday (18May08), claiming five big prizes.
August: Osage County, Gypsy and Passing Strange won three honours apiece as the 53rd awards were announced at the Lincoln Center.
Osage County's Deanna Dunagan claimed Best Drama Actress and Mark Rylance Best Actor for Boeing-Boeing. Patti Lupone (Gypsy) and Paulo Szot (South Pacific) won the musical acting prizes.