Rosie O’Donnell to Receive Special Tony Award


Rosie O'Donnell is set to receive the Isabelle Stevenson Award at this year's Tony Awards, presented annually to a theater community member for humanitarian, social service or charitable contributions, according to the Hollywood Reporter:

O'Donnell was chosen for the 2014 award in recognition of her commitment to arts education for New York City public school children and her establishment of the nonprofit arts education foundation Rosie's Theater Kids (originally known as Rosie's Broadway Kids), which provides students with training in dance, music and drama, mentoring programs and exposure to professional theater.

"Rosie exemplifies the spirit and the generosity of the Broadway community through her "pay it forward" mentality within the arts community and beyond," said Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League and Heather Hitchens, executive director of the American Theatre Wing.



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    She should be commended for her work with kids. I’m not as big a fan of Rosie as I once was because of her erratic behavior. She had a wonderful daytime talk show and tossed it. Her gig on The View could have been handled better and she could have taken over from Walters had she remained. She doesn’t look to have lost much weight despite her claim to be doing so and the heart attack she suffered (which was a contributing factor). She remains a good friend within the gay community and congrats go out to her on the award.

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