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'The Band’s Visit' wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Musical

'The Band’s Visit' wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Musical

Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles face their biggest audience yet and a careful political balancing act when they co-host the CBS telecast from the massive 6000-seat Radio City Music Hall.

Meanwhile, The Band's Visit, about Egyptian musicians performing in Israel, picked up a string of honours - including Best Musical and Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Ari'el Stachel.

He is a cast member of the famous multiple Tony award winning Broadway musical Once On This Island, which even won the Best Revival Of A Musical award at this year's Tony.

The Tonys recognise excellence in the theatrical performances shown at the 41 professional theatres with 500 or more seats in New York City's famous Broadway district.

The revival of "Carousel" won two awards - choreography and for Lindsay Mendez, who won best featured actress in a musical. So to you all, I send you tight hugs and congratulations on jobs excellently done!

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Legendary actress Jackson, 82, meanwhile is virtually sure to win her first Tony for her star turn in Edward Albee's "Three Tall Women".

Zuber, who won her seventh Tony on Sunday, told Broadway World in an interview that the award represents "recognition of the wonderful collaboration" that went into the production.

"The Band's Visit" also won awards for Best Book (by Itamar Moses), Best Direction of a Musical, Best Original Score (by David Yazbek), Best Lighting Design, Best Orchestration and Best Sound Design. She later encouraged many of her pupils to lead the nationwide movement for gun reform.

A choir of students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, who survived a mass shooting in February, sang a moving rendition of "Seasons of Love", the anthem of survival from "Rent". On top of that, Springsteen performed a long monologue and a bit of "My Hometown", as he does in the show. But it felt charged with the emotion of theater people - talking about welcoming immigrants, talking about supporting people who don't look like us, talking about supporting kids whose lives are touched by violence. She said she was happy to be in a production that "celebrates diversity and individuality".


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