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Broadway musical "The Band's Visit" sweeps 2018 Tony Award

With Tony for 'The Band's Visit,' Ari'el Stachel Embraces His Roots 'The Band's Visit' nabs 10 Tonys
Adrian Cunningham | 14 June, 2018, 08:36

The biggest victor of the night, however, was The Band's Visit, a musical about an Egyptian band visiting an Israeli desert town.

CBS's Sunday telecast of the 72nd annual Tony Awards scored an audience of 6.3 million viewers, a 4.5 percent rise over previous year, according to Nielsen data.

"The Band's Visit", a musical about an Egyptian police band's accidental visit to an Israeli desert town, took 10 awards home from the 72nd Tony Awards for live Broadway theater, held on June 10 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

USA musical The Band's Visit was the other big victor.

"I'm going to say one thing, F- Trump", De Niro said while pumping his fists in the air.

Itamar Moses '99 won Best Book of a Musical with his script for "The Band's Visit", whose lead actor, Tony Shalhoub DRA '80, also secured a Tony.

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".

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The biggest upset of the night was in the category of musical revival, which was won by "Once on This Island", beating out two better known shows with bigger box office grosses and wealthier producers, "My Fair Lady" and "Carousel". A visionary director and a Tony Award-winning design team. Sasson Gabay, who played the role of Tewfiq in the 2007 film, will reprise his performance in the musical adaptation on Broadway. "It is a spirit that says we are all made perfectly and we all belong". Salonga plays the role of one of the island gods who will help Ti Moune reunite with the man who has captured her heart.

Cohosted by Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban and presented by the American Theater Wing and the Broadway League, the Tonys were televised on CBS from Radio City Music Hall in NY.

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber was honored with a lifetime achievement award.

Veteran actress Glenda Jackson picked up best actress for her performance in Three Tall Women.

While during the show, it might have been Robert De Niro's bleeping speech attacking Trump or poignant performers by Parkland shooting survivors that stole the show, on the Internet and red carpet, it was the GOAT that has captivated people's mind.

Sunday night's ceremony was a refreshing antidote to eyerolls that may have greeted the nominations, led by splashy commercial titles like Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical.