72nd Annual Tony Awards winners

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NEW YORK (AP) –

The shimmering, grown-up musical “The Band’s Visit” has nabbed the best new musical Tony Award.
    
The show is based on a 2007 Israeli film of the same name, songs by David Yazbek and a sardonic story by Itamar Moses.
    
It centers on members of an Egyptian police orchestra booked to play a concert at the Israeli city of Petah Tikvah but accidentally ending up in the drowsy town of Bet Hatikva. Over the next few hours, the townspeople and the musicians learn about each other and themselves.
    
A critical favorite off-Broadway last year, “The Band’s Visit” made the leap to Broadway this year starring Tony Shalhoub and Katrina Lenk, who both earned Tony Awards on Sunday.
    
For the top crown, it beat out musicals adapted from such more established brands as “Frozen,” ”Mean Girls,” ”SpongeBob SquarePants.”

WINNERS (Full list click here)
       

  • Best Play: “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two.”
  • Best Book of a Musical: “The Band’s Visit.”
  • Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theater: “The Band’s Visit.”
  • Best Revival of a Play: “Angels in America.”
  • Best Revival of a Musical: “Once on This Island.”
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Andrew Garfield, “Angels in America.”
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play: Glenda Jackson, “Three Tall Women.”
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Tony Shalhoub, “The Band’s Visit.”
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Katrina Lenk, “The Band’s Visit.”
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Tony Shalhoub, “The Band’s Visit.”
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Katrina Lenk, “The Band’s Visit.”
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Nathan Lane, “Angels in America.”
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Laurie Metcalf, “Three Tall Women.”
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Ari’el Stachel, “The Band’s Visit.”
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Lindsay Mendez, “Carousel.”







Broadway stars Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban will host the 72nd Annual Tony Awards Sunday night on WTRF CBS. 

The awards will be broadcast live beginning at 8:00 p.m. from Radio City Music Hall in New York. 

According to TonyAwards.com, this is Bareilles and Groban’s first time hosting the Tony Awards after both starred in a broadway show last year–Bareilles in Waitress and Groban in Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.

Some recognizable plays and musicals up for awards include: Frozen, Mean Girls, and SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical.

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