Tony Awards 2014 red carpet: Nominations boost theater attendance

June 9, 2014 1:24 AM

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A Tony Award can boost a flailing show, and a snub can force a show to close -- two facts that hovered in the minds of many of the actors, directors and producers walking the red carpet on their way to the awards show.

It wasn't a big factor for Kenny Leon: The show he directs, "A Raisin in the Sun," is closing next week. But his competitive instinct kicks in during awards shows, he said.

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