Broadway Collection shows sweep the 2018 Tony Awards
The Band’s Visit wins 10 awards including Best Musical
The newest musicals in The Broadway Collection took home 15 awards at the 72nd annual Antoinette (Tony) Perry Awards ceremony, recognising theatre professionals for their achievements on stage, on June 10, 2018 in New York City. Winning shows include The Band’s Visit, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel, My Fair Lady and Once on This Island.
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The Band’s Visit, the mesmerising new musical attracting multicultural travellers from across the globe, won an outstanding 10 awards, including Best Musical. The talented members of the cast and crew also took home awards for Best Performance of an Actress in a Leading Role, Best Performance of an Actor in a Leading Role, Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Orchestrations and Best Sound Design of a Musical.
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical, the brand-new, family-friendly hit show, was awarded Best Scenic Design of a Musical, while classic revivals such as Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s Carousel and My Fair Lady collectively took home three awards. Best Featured Actress in a Musical and Best Choreography went to Carousel. My Fair Lady was recognised for Best Costume Design of a Musical.
Rounding out Broadway Collection show wins was Once on This Island, surprising audiences with the award for Best Revival of a Musical. A relatable, universal tale of love, the production celebrates bringing audiences of all ages and backgrounds together.
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About the shows:
The Band’s Visit: an emotionally-charged production, The Band’s Visit follows an Egyptian Police Band arriving in Israel to play a concert and the unlikely human connections that are formed as a result.
My Fair Lady: boasting a score of classic songs and a Tony award-winning cast, My Fair Lady tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller and linguistics professor, Henry Higgins, who is determined to transform her into his idea of a ‘proper lady’.
Carousel: a classic from musical royalty, Richard Rodgers, and Oscar Hammerstein, Carousel describes the tragic romance between a troubled carnival baker and a young woman who gives up everything for him. A story of passion, loss, and redemption, it has and will continue to captivate audiences for years to come.
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical: a fun family-friendly show that creatively reimagines the beloved Nickelodeon TV series, an unexpected hero rises to take centre stage when SpongeBob and Bikini Bottom face total annihilation.
Once on This Island: a Broadway classic, Once On This Island is the universal tale of Ti Mourne, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world and her readiness to risk it all for love. It has been hailed as “exhilarating theatre”.