Its embrace of foreign cultures working together found a sweet spot with Tony voters.
The biggest victor of the night, however, was The Band's Visit, a musical about an Egyptian band visiting an Israeli desert town.
The Band's Visit scored three acting awards, for Katrina Lenk as Best Actress in a Leading Role, Tony Shalhoub as Best Actor in a Leading Role and Ari'el Stachel as Best Actor in a Featured Role. And after 9/11, it was very, very hard for me, and so I concealed and I missed so many special events with them.
In addition to his parents, who glowed in the audience, Stachel thanked the show's creators for courage in "telling a small story about Arabs and Israelis getting along at a time that we need that more than ever".
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There will probably be a few musical moments with their partnership in mind, but also hopefully some very-funny ones as they look at the world through the eyes of the stage. The revival of "Angels in America" has 11 and the two-part play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" has 10. Andrew Garfield, accepting Best Actor for his performance as Prior in Angels, dedicated his award to the sanctity of the human spirit.
"It was an exciting season with something for everyone, from teens and tweeners to 20-somethings and then the rest of us", said Charlotte St. Martin, president of The Broadway League, which puts on the Tonys with the American Theatre Wing.
De Niro, a staunch Trump opponent, dropped a couple of F-bombs heard clearly by the Radio City Music crowd Sunday night. Herzfeld, the one-woman drama department at the school, has been credited with saving lives by barricading students into a classroom closet during the Valentine's Day mass shooting that killed 17 people.
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With maximum sustained winds of 115mph, Hurricane Bud is expected to rip through the western coasts of Mexico in the coming days. Hurricane Bud is the sequel to last week's Hurricane Aletta , which was eventually downgraded to a tropical storm.
Veteran actress Glenda Jackson won best actress in a play for her performance in Three Tall Women.
Taking the stage to introduce Bruce Springsteen's performance at the awards, the 74-year-old wasted no time with such a public opportunity.
"I have to say, I am completely overwhelmed", Lloyd Webber, 70, told the audience.
Co-hosts Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles kicked the show off with a self-parodying duet on piano for all the losers out there - including themselves. "And for those of us who are fortunate enough not to be suffering so deeply, let's make sure we answer them".
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