"The Band's Visit, " an intimate musical about unexpected connections in the Middle East, harvested a whopping 10 Tonys, including best musical, while "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, " at $68 million the most expensive non-musical production ever mounted on Broadway, won six awards, including best play.
The brightest stars of Broadway flocked to Radio City Music Hall for the 2018 Tony Awards, wearing applaud-worthy looks that ranged from regal to romantic.
It lost just one category among its 11 nominations, with its 10 wins just two shy of the record for any show set by "The Producers". "Tonight, I celebrate him and all of those in his family who journeyed before him and with him and after him", he said.
Armed with rave reviews and a fervent fan base, the two-part "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" is a shoo-in for best play. Tatiana Maslany gave Nathan Lane the honor for best execution by a performer in an included part in a play.
"I'm gonna say one thing: "F*** Trump!" he exclaimed".
UK's Theresa May says Russian Federation must change before it returns to G8
Trump was due to arrive in Singapore on Sunday ahead of a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un . The bloc includes China, Russia along with four ex-Soviet Central Asian nations, as well as India and Pakistan.
Kushner, noting it was 21 weeks until the mid-term congressional elections in the United States, continued the political vein adding, "21 weeks to save our democracy".
Legendary actress Jackson, 82, meanwhile is virtually sure to win her first Tony for her star turn in Edward Albee's "Three Tall Women".
Lindsay Mendez of "Carousel", named best featured actress in a musical, tearfully recalled that early in her career, "I was told to change my last name from "Mendez" to 'Matthews, ' or I wouldn't work". But there were still plenty of musicals represented on-stage, and thanks to the musical talents of co-hosts Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles, there was still plenty of singing on stage Sunday night.
Ms Herzfeld saved 65 lives by barricading students into a small classroom cupboard on Valentine's Day when police say a former student went on a school rampage, killing 17 people. "And for those of us who are fortunate enough not to be suffering so deeply, let's make sure we answer them".
The 2007 film, The Band's Visit, was critically acclaimed when it was released in Israel, receiving 8 Ophir Awards, including best film, best director, best lead actor for Gabbai and best lead actress for the late Ronit Elkabetz. The musical adaptation of the legendary and beloved 2004 film was nominated for a total of 12 Tony Awards, tying SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical for the most of the season.