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Theatre World Awards Winners; CUNY to Honor Kushner

• The winners of the 67th Annual Theatre World Awards, which recognize performers making their New York stage debuts on or Off-Broadway, were announced today. Check it out at Playbill.

• In a 20-minute meeting last night, CUNY trustees approved an honorary degree for playwright Tony Kushner, reversing a previous decision to leave his name off the list of candidates to receive the honor next month. The university had received criticism for its earlier vote, which came as a result of qualms regarding Kushner's opinions on the State of Israel. The New York Times has the details.

• YouTube expanded its movie rental service exponentially yesterday with the addition of 3,000 titles from major Hollywood studios. Check it out at Los Angeles Times.

• Neil Patrick Harris is hosting the Tony Awards this year. Read the story at Back Stage.

• Joe Pichirallo has been appointed the new chair of New York University's Undergraduate Film & Television program in its Tisch School of the Arts, reported Deadline. He succeeds Lamar Sanders and will start this fall.

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