Login

ADVERTISEMENT

'The Band's Visit' takes 10 Tonys

2-part Harry Potter, revival of Angels also win statuettes

photo.caption|escapejs

Photographs by AP/MICHAEL ZORN

Ari’el Stachel accepts the award for featured Actor in a musical for The Band’s Visit at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday in New York.

The American, grown-up musical The Band's Visit outmuscled the acclaimed and sprawling British import Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for the most Tony Awards on Sunday, capturing 10 statuettes, including best musical.

This story is only available from the Arkansas Online archives. Stories can be purchased individually for $2.95. Click here to search for this story in the archives.

Comments

RBBrittain says...

Not much originality on Broadway nowadays, at least among musicals. The biggest "new musical" on Broadway this year was essentially a concert residency by Bruce Springsteen, for which they gave him a special Tony and a spot on the telecast but didn't let him compete in the normal musical categories. Not a single TRULY original musical opened on Broadway this year; of the seven the Tonys treated as "original" three were based on movies, two were jukebox musicals, one was based on a TV show, and one was a revue. "The Band's Visit" was arguably the most "original" because the 2007 Israeli film it's based on was itself original AND much less well-known than "Frozen" or "Mean Girls" (both based on films that themselves were adapted from other media).

Posted 11 June 2018, 8:03 a.m. Suggest removal

hah406 says...

Great one's like Kinky Boots, Hamilton, Rent, etc. don't come along every year. Give it a year or two and there will be another original blockbuster.

Posted 11 June 2018, 8:22 a.m. Suggest removal

mozarky2 says...

Rent original? Wasn't it adapted from Puccini's La Boheme?
Took my grand-daughter to Beautiful the Carole King Musical, and was VERY pleasantly surprised. Extremely talented cast...

Posted 11 June 2018, 9:05 a.m. Suggest removal

Log in to comment