Musical about Egyptian band in Israel wins big on Broadway

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The play was named best musical and also won awards in the musical category for best direction (David Cromer), lead actor (Tony Shalhoub), lead actress (Katrina Lenk), book (Itamar Moses), orchestration, sound design, original score (David Yazbek), lighting and featured actor (Ari'el Stachel). "Boy, do we need that now".

Taking five years to put together plus almost a year of rehearsals and out-of-town performances before opening on Broadway, Fey also said the recognition felt "like a reward for all their hard work".

"Angels in America", playwright Tony Kushner's 1993 epic about the AIDS epidemic, won the award for best revival of a play for the 2018 iteration starring Andrew Garfield.

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Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and American actress Chita Rivera received honorary tributes, the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. The ceremony takes place at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan, just blocks away from Broadway.

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Laurie Metcalf won her second Tony, playing a younger version of Jackson's imperious character 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 cried in the middle of Equinox", Fey told ET in May, about the moment she found out she was nominated for a Tony, joking: "I'm not the first and I won't be the last to cry in the middle of Equinox". Later, Springsteen will perform "My Hometown" on the piano from his sold-out one-man show.

The ceremony, hosted by singers Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban, made headlines when Oscar-winning actor Robert de Niro took the stage and denounced US President Donald Trump with an expletive.