NEW YORK (AP) - This year's Regional Theater Tony Award will go to the Cleveland Play House as it embarks on its centennial season.

NEW YORK (AP) — This year's Regional Theater Tony Award will go to the Cleveland Play House as it embarks on its centennial season.

The Play House was founded in 1915 and has entertained some 12 million people over 1,600 productions. Its alumni include Paul Newman, Tony Award winner Joel Grey and "Wizard of Oz" wicked witch Margaret Hamilton.

The theater company has nurtured the Broadway-bound "A Night With Janis Joplin" and Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegría Hudes. It produced work by Tennessee Williams before "The Glass Menagerie."