'The Band's Visit' sweeps Tony Awards as 'Harry Potter' wins best play

'The Band's Visit' sweeps Tony Awards as 'Harry Potter' wins best play

Director David Cromer related that musical's themes to the mental health crisis evidenced by recent high-profile suicides, urging those overwhelmed by loneliness and disconnection to reach out for help.

While the USA censored the expletives, Aussie viewers were gifted the moment in all of its glory and Twitter was set alight.

"Let's bake a cake for everyone", Garfield said.

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

It certainly doesn't come as a surprise to Broadway theatre lovers that "The Band's Visit" won Best Musical among others at this year's Tonys. The revival of "Angels in America" had 11 and the two-part play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" had 10. Tony Shalhoub, named best actor in a musical, spoke of his father's arrival at Ellis Island from Lebanon in 1920.

"We are all sacred and we all belong", Garfield said.

Garfield won best actor in a play for his acclaimed performance in "Angels in America", which also won Nathan Lane his third Tony, as closeted conservative lawyer Roy Cohn, who died of AIDS. "It is a spirit that says "no" to oppression, it is a spirit that says "no" to bigotry, "no" to shame, "no" to exclusion".

President Trump, North Korea's Kim come together for momentous summit
Should Trump agree to ease sanctions , Beijing is likely to be very willing to help North Korea rebuild its economy. The president will not allow the failings of the Iran deal to repeat in our negotiations with North Korea .

Emotions ran high during the Tony Awards on Sunday (10Jun18) as stars took the stage to promote social change. In the coming months, Sasson Gabai, the veteran Israeli actor who portrayed the lead role of Tawfiq in the film, will be taking on the role on Broadway as well.

Best Actress in a play victor Glenda Jackson, recognised for work in "Three Tall Women", praised the multi-cultural nature of the theatre business.

The CBS show co-hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles was seen by 6.32 million people, according to preliminary ratings from the Nielsen Co.

Andrew Lloyd Webber was honoured with a lifetime achievement award.

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

Two of the shows going into the night with most nominations - Tina Fey's "Mean Girls" and "SpongeBob SquarePants", with 12 nods each - found the night tough.

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