Tony Awards 2018 Highlights and Winners CNN - June 11, 2018
This was another great award show for those of us who love Broadway generally highlighted by old and new musicals. There's more interest in Broadway now than ever before, probably because of the performers who have chosen to become part of theater as well as film. As I live in the city and go to Broadway when I can, I've seen amazing performances by film and television actors live on stage. They are all multitalented and deserve awards for their performances. Congratulations to all the winners including the writers, producers, and others behind the scenes who showcase the talents on Broadway.
Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles, who co-hosted the awards show, kicked things off with a piano duet in which they poked fun at the fact that neither of them have won Tony or Grammy Awards. "Neither one of us has ever won anything. So this is for the people who lose," the hosts sang. Both have made their Broadway debuts, Groban in 2016's "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812," and Bareilles in 2017's "Waitress."
An emotional moment, and standing ovation, came when the drama students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas sang "Seasons of Love" from the Broadway musical "Rent." So much talent and emotion as these young adults going forward to find their place in the world. They will always be connected through the events of the mass shooting at their school on Valentine's Day 2018.
Bruce Springsteen won a special Tony Award for his sold-out Broadway show, "Springsteen on Broadway." He also performed "My Hometown" later in the night. Actor Robert DeNiro caused a stir while introducing Springsteen's performance. The actor cursed twice saying, "f**k Trump." He received a standing ovation. "First, I wanna say, 'f**k Trump.' It's no longer 'Down with Trump,' it's 'f**k Trump.'"
This happened several days after Trump created turmoil and antagonizes US allies at the G7 summit in Canada.
After his expletive-laden rant about Trump, Robert De Niro apologizes - to Canadians CNN - June 12, 2018
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