This year's Tony Awards were about more than the winners

"I agree", Kushner said when asked about the De Niro moment, dropping an F-bomb of his own in relation to the president. In the hours that followed, every nominated musical got a chance to show off, including Best Musical victor The Band's Visit and Best Revival of a Musical victor Once On This Island.

Actor Robert De Niro, an outspoken Trump critic, went on a profanity-laced rant against Trump during Sunday night's Tony Awards.

The performance was in celebration of the production's nomination for Best Musical, which was one of three Tony nominations it received after opening earlier this year. "It's no longer 'Down with Trump, ' it's 'F*ck Trump.' Now I'll get to this introduction".

Between Angels in America and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, this year's Tony Awards were dominated by marathon, mammoth-length plays.

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Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Tony Shalhoub, "The Band's Visit". The other awards were for performers: Jewish actor Andrew Garfield took home Best Actor, and Nathan Lane took Featured Actor for portraying Roy Cohn.

The Band's Visit won a whopping ten awards total-in fact, the only award it lost was Scenic Design.

But ultimately, the awards distribution was (almost) as uneven as American capitalism, and The Band's Visit made out like a robber baron. The Tel Aviv-based startup GalaPro provided accessibility to the show for those with hearing and vision problems. The app has already been implemented at several Broadway shows to provide accessibility and translation for foreign visitors. "It is an honor to be chosen to open up to the whole world the celebration of Broadway's magic and talent at the Tony Awards, the industry's most important event".

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