Dominic Massa / EyewitnessNews
The New Orleans-born producers of the Broadway play 'Clybourne Park,'Wendell Pierce and Sue Vaccaro,are celebrating a Tony Award win, in the category of best play.
The awards were presented Sunday night in NewYork. The show was up for four awards but took home only the big one - best play.
Pierce, an actorbest known recently for his rolein the HBOseries 'Treme,' tweeted a photo of himself raising a glass of wine to toast his colleagues.
'To the cast of Clybourne Park Tony Award for Best Play of 2012!'he wrote. 'Thank you for all the Best Wishes.'
Vaccaro, aNewOrleans native and entertainment industry veteran, is also one of the producing partners of the London production of 'Smokey Joe's Cafe'and the new musical 'Empire.'
'Clybourne Park,'the Pulitzer Prize-winning play about race and real estate riffs off Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 drama 'ARaisin in the Sun.'It is set in the same house in one Chicago neighborhood. The first act takes place in 1959 and the second one is set in 2009.
--With reporting from Associated Press