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Scottsboro Boys choreographer Susan Stroman wins award

A scene from the off-Broadway production of The Scottsboro Boys
Image caption The Scottsboro Boys has been nominated for 12 Tony awards

Celebrated choreographer Susan Stroman has won a prestigious theatre prize for the fifth time for her work on Broadway musical The Scottsboro Boys.

Stroman, 56, received the Astaire award - named after legendary hoofer Fred and his sister Adele - for best Broadway choreography at a New York ceremony.

The show, which closed last December, tells of nine black teenagers unjustly accused of rape in 1930s Alabama.

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe was among the attendees at Sunday's event.

The 21-year-old is currently performing on Broadway in the stage musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

Norbert Leo Butz was named best male dancer for his work in Catch Me If You Can, a musical version of the 2002 Steven Spielberg film about an audacious young con artist.

The female dancer prize went to Sutton Foster for her performance in Anything Goes, currently running at New York's Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

First presented in 1982, the Fred and Adele Astaire awards recognise excellence in dance on stage and film.

Earlier this month The Scottsboro Boys was nominated for 12 Tonys ahead of this year's awards on 12 June.

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