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Robert De Niro bleeped at Tony Awards for Trump F-bomb

Robert De Niro bleeped at Tony Awards for Trump F-bomb

The win was announced at the Tonys ceremony on June 10 at Radio City Music Hall.

Andrew Garfield won his first Tony, for best leading actor in a play, for playing a young gay man living with AIDS in the sprawling, seven-hour revival Angels in America opposite Lane. Garfield ended his speech with an reference to the recent Supreme Court ruling, which found that a Colorado bakery was legally permitted to deny service to customers attempting to order a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding.

Praising playwright Tony Kushner, an emotional Lane said, "Tony wrote one of the greatest plays of the 20th century, and it is still speaking to us as powerfully as ever in the midst of such political insanity".

"(Let's) just bake a cake for everyone who wants a cake to be baked", he said, to rousing applause.

"The Band's Visit", about Egyptian musicians stranded in a small Israeli town, also won acting awards for stars Tony Shaloub, Katrina Lenk and Ari'el Stachel, as well as best book, score, director, orchestration, sound design and lighting.

"The Band's Visit" became unstoppable when David Cromer, who staged the show, won for Best Director. "It's no longer down with Trump, it's F-ck Trump", he said once more this time pumping two fists in the air.

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Worst Bruce Springsteen Concert: Billy Joel opened for Bruce Springsteen, presenting his friend with a special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater. When introducing Meryl Streep at the National Board of Review awards in January, he had some more choice words for Trump.

Glenda Jackson, whose performance in Edward Albee's "Three Tall Women" should not be missed, won the Tony for Best Actress in a Play. To win, "The Band's Visit" prevailed over three brand-name franchises: "Frozen, " "Mean Girls, " and "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical". She told the crowd how early in her career, she'd been encouraged to change her last name to Matthews to better her chances of playing non-minority roles.

In an upset, "Once on This Island" beat out "My Fair Lady" and "Carousel" for best revival of a musical. To all artists out there, she said: "Just be your true self and the world will take note".

Getting buzz from appearing on the telecast can dictate a show's future, both on Broadway and on tour.

Airing on Sunday, the awards show will recognize the best of Broadway's 2017-18 season. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.


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