Tony Awards 2018: The Band’s Visit outmuscles Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, takes home 10 statuettes


“This is deeply appreciated, and thanks for making me feel so welcome on your block,” The Boss said. He then referenced last week’s U.S. They turned that into a playful song. Onstage guests were volunteers and staffers from three organizations that bring relief to areas impacted by natural disasters. “In The Band’s Visit, music gives people hope and makes borders disappear,” producer Orin Wolf said upon accepting the best new musical crown, saying It offers a message of unity in a world that “more and more seems bent on amplifying our differences.”
Tony Shalhoub won as best leading man in a musical for his work on The Band’s Visit, connecting the win to his family’s long history of immigration from Lebanon, and the show’s Katrina Lenk, who won best actress in a musical, said the production “filled her stupid little heart with so much joy.”
The Band’s Visit also won statuettes for best direction, best orchestrations, best sound design in a musical, best book of a musical, best original score, best lighting design of a musical and best featured actor in a musical Ari’el Stachel, who gave a heartfelt speech about his past. Mean Girls won nothing and “SpongeBob SquarePants” got only one for best set design. (Picture credit: AP)

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One of the show highlights was the lively performance by the cast of Once on This Island that included a sand-filled beach, real water and a goat. The revival of “Carousel” won two awards — choreography and for Lindsay Mendez, who won best featured actress in a musical. “We are all sacred and we all belong,” Garfield said. “Let’s not forget that 90 percent of us leave empty-handed tonight. John Tiffany accepts the award for best direction of a play for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two” at the 72nd annual Tony Awards. Neither Bareilles nor Groban have won a Grammy or a Tony despite selling millions of albums and appearing on Broadway. (De Niro, who took the stage to introduce Springsteen’s performance, started off with an expletive directed at President Donald Trump, which garnered him a sustained standing ovation from the crowd.)
Bruce Springsteen performs at the 72nd annual Tony Awards. The show was a sort of victory lap for a Broadway season that saw grosses hit another record high by pulling in $1.7 billion — up 17.1 percent over last season’s $1.45 billion. They obliged. For most of the previous awards season, shows like the Oscars and Golden Globes have acknowledged the issue of sexual misconduct and abuse of power. (Picture credit: AP)
A British revival of Angels in America, Tony Kushner’s monumental, two-part drama about AIDS, life and love during the 1980s, grabbed three big awards, including best play revival and acting trophies for Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane. The show went on to win best musical revival, beating My Fair Lady and Carousel. She accepted in tears, recounting that when she moved to New York, she was told to change her last name to Matthews or she wouldn’t work. That show also yielded the featured actress win to Rosanne star Laurie Metcalf. Gavin Lee, of SpongeBob SquarePants: The MusicaL performs at the 72nd annual Tony Awards. He thanked the creators of the show “for being courageous for telling a small story about Arabs and Israelis getting along at a time that we need that more than ever.”
The show’s director, David Cromer, said the musical is also about loneliness and despair, and asked everyone to reach out to anyone for whom “despair is overwhelming.”
The two-part spectacle Harry Potter and the Cursed Child captured six, including best play, book, lighting, sound design, orchestrations and director for John Tiffany, who asked the crowd to sing “Happy Birthday” to his boyfriend. Kushner took the stage and pointed out there were 21 weeks until the midterm elections in the United States: “Twenty-one weeks to save our democracy, to heal our country and to heal our planet.”
Garfield won his first Tony, for best leading actor in a play, dedicating the win to the LGBTQ community, who he said fought and died for the right to love. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
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“(Let’s) just bake a cake for everyone who wants a cake to be baked,” he said, to rousing applause. (Picture credit: AP)
Co-hosts Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles kicked the show off with a self-parodying duet on piano for all the losers out there — including them. Broadway producers will be thankful this year that the telecast won’t have to compete with any NBA Finals or Stanley Cup playoff games. Herzfeld saved 65 lives by barricading students into a small classroom closet on Valentine’s Day when police say a former student went on a school rampage, killing 17 people. It’s based on a 2007 Israeli film of the same name and centers on members of an Egyptian police orchestra booked to play a concert at an Israeli city who accidentally end up in the wrong town. 2018-06-11T09:43:10+05:30″>
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Orin Wolf, center, and the cast and crew of The Band’s Visit accept the award for best musical at the 72nd annual Tony Awards. “For so many years of my life I pretended I was not a Middle Eastern person,” he said, addressing his parents in the audience. Members of Herzfeld’s drama department took the Tony stage to serenade her with “Seasons of Love” from the musical “Rent.”
In other wins, Glenda Jackson added to her impressive resume with a Tony Award for best actress in a play for her work in a revival of Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women. Attendance was also up, coming in a 13.79 million, an increase of 3.9 percent at last season’s 13.27 million. Herzfeld, the one-woman drama department at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was cheered by the crowd at Radio City Music Hall. Robert De Niro gestures while introducing a performance by Bruce Springsteen at the 72nd annual Tony Awards. So this is for the people who lose/Most of us have been in your shoes,” they sang in the upbeat opening number. Supreme Court decision which ruled in favor of a baker’s right to deny a gay couple a wedding cake based on his beliefs. Billy Joel gave his friend Bruce Springsteen a special Tony Award. He said the play is a rejection of bigotry, shame and oppression. (Picture credit: AP)
Getting buzz from appearing on the telecast can dictate a show’s future, both on Broadway and on tour. Later, Springsteen performed My Hometown on the piano from his sold-out one-man show, Springsteen on Broadway. She then later encouraged many of her pupils to lead the nationwide movement for gun reform. Lane, who won for best featured actor in a play, said Angels still speaks to society in the midst of “political insanity.”
In one of the ceremony’s most mesmerizing moments, Melody Herzfeld, the heroic drama teacher who nurtured many of the young people demanding change following the February school shooting in Parkland, Florida, was honored from the Tony Award stage. Its embrace of foreign cultures working together found a sweet spot with Tony voters. Two of the shows going into the night with the leading number of nominations — Tina Fey’s Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants, with 12 nods each — found the night tough. The Tonys didn’t specifically address that, but did touch on gun violence, depression, politics and inclusion.