Review Roundup: The Critics Weigh in on the 72nd Annual Tony Awards!

Review Roundup: The Critics Weigh in on the 72nd Annual Tony Awards!

Review Roundup: The Critics Weigh in on the 72nd Annual Tony Awards!

Though "Mean Girls" was nominated for 12 awards, the stage adapation of the Tina Fey film did not win any.

He said the spirit of the LGBT community is one that "says no to oppression".

Many critics have tapped The Band's Visit as their odds-on favourite to be crowned best new musical. Nathan Lane, a victor for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance as Roy Cohn in Angels in America, follows in the footsteps of original Broadway Roy Cohn Ron Liebman, who won in the leading category for Angels in America: Millennium Approaches in 1993.

Some of the presenters were even less coy about their politics: Introducing a rambling musical monologue by Bruce Springsteen, Robert De Niro simply remarked, "F*ck Trump", leading to a standing ovation as the audio was cut off for several seconds.

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).

LIndsay Mendez, who won the Tony for best featured actresses in a musical for Carousel, said in her acceptance speech, "When I moved to NY, I was told to change my last name from Mendez to Matthews or I wouldn't work".

"Angels in America" is "for anyone who has felt like they don't belong, who have felt ostracized by their culture, who have been told or indoctrinated by religion or by a society that somehow they were created wrong", Garfield adds.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play: Glenda Jackson, "Three Tall Women". Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens who said 'yes, ' for this producer who 20 years ago got their house seats for them.

"I never dreamed that one day I, a Brit of all things, would be honoured with the same lifetime award that my idol won, by my peers and the true home of the musical, Broadway". After the audience settled, De Niro got back to talking about Springsteen, who received a special Tony Award during Sunday night.

David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter: The co-hosts were relaxed, natural and charmingly self-effacing throughout, starting with their tuneful opening number, which they began on dueling concert grand pianos and dedicated in advance to the losers - acknowledging how they've both been passed over for Grammy recognition themselves.

It's too bad because Once on This Island proved that it deserved the win with the best performance of the evening, a jubilant event that culminated with Nathan Lane having a close encounter with a goat. Then Ming-Na Wen presented the education award to Melody Herzfeld, the drama teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who kept her students safe during the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Viewership spiked in 2016 due to "Hamilton, " only to drop sharply a year ago.

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