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Harry Potter play wins six Tony awards

Harry Potter play wins six Tony awards

"The Band's Visit", a jewel-box musical based on an Israeli film about an Egyptian band stranded in a hardscrabble Negev town, won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Musical.

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

But the biggest victor of the night was a musical about an Egyptian band visiting an Israeli desert town - The Band's Visit picked up an impressive 10 prizes, including best musical, best actress (Katrina Lenk) and best actor (Tony Shalhoub). Victory in the category of best featured actor in a musical went to Ari'el Stachel of "The Band's Visit".

The victor for best featured actress in a musical was Lindsay Mendez for her work in the revival of "Carousel". She went on to say: "To all of you artists out there, just be your true self and the world will take note". Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane landed Best Leading Actor and Best Featured Actor respectively for "Angels", while "Three Tall Women" stars Glenda Jackson and Laurie Metcalf were the winners of Best Leading Actress and Best Featured Actress.

Robert De Niro had a few choice words for President Donald Trump while the legendary actor was on stage at Sunday's Tony Awards to introduce Bruce Springsteen's musical performance.

The Hacksaw Ridge star, 34, dedicated the win to the LGBTQ community and said the play was a rejection of bigotry, shame and oppression.

Kushner told viewers they have "21 weeks to save our democracy and heal our planet".

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And one of the biggest moments was Bruce Springsteen performing "My Hometown".

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

A performance from last years Best Musical "Dear Evan Hansen", which also won 6 Tony's last year.

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.

Sadly, Mean Girls now has the dubious distinction of faring the most poorly in Tony Awards history, alongside The Scottsboro Boys in 2011, which was also shut out despite 12 nominations.


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