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Angels, wizards and SpongeBob vie for Tony award honors

NEW YORK: The wizarding world of Harry Potter, a singing SpongeBob, an AIDS-ravaged Roy Cohn and a gang of Tina Fey’s “Mean Girls” are the stuff of hit shows taking center stage as Sunday’s annual Tony Awards honor the best of Broadway theater. But with a nod to theater history, acclaimed revivals of classic musicals “Carousel” and “My Fair Lady” and Eugene O’Neill’s play “The Iceman Cometh” shared this season’s spotlight, while Glenda Jackson returned to Broadway after 30 years, mostly spent as a British politician.…

Wizards, witches and quidditch: Harry Potter turns 20

Dressed in a long black gown and holding a wand, George Massingham is keen for everyone to know he is a Harry Potter super fan. If he isn't doing Professor Severus Snape, the mysterious potions master at Hogwarts School, the 27-year-old likes to dress in some other costume relating to J.K. Rowling’s fantastical world of witches and wizards. Massingham said of his colleagues: "They don't react as much now as they used to. They just sort of go 'oh, you're wearing that again'." Monday marks 20 years since the release of…