Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Tony Awards: 14 fascinating facts, records and stats


Bette Midler praised the Broadway community after she won the Best Actress in a Musical Tony Award Sunday night for her performance in the revival of Hello, Dolly! Luckily, they did win Best Song and Best Score.

Bette Midler proved why she's the undisputed Queen of Sass with her award acceptance speech at the Tony Awards. Michael Aronov toook home the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for this production. Surprising no one, Midler kept doling out thanks, even waving her hand with an annoyed "shut that crap off" at one point. Kevin's featured Dear Evan Hansen to start and went into such musicals as Groundhog Day and Natasha Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.

"This DC productions is supposed to have a four-year run but reviews have not been kind - could close early, we don't know".

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Rovner's previous credits include Private Practice and TNT's Dallas; Queller got her start with Felicity and Gossip Girl . According to Screen Rant , Rovner and Queller will be working with no other than the show's co-creator Andrew Kreisberg .


Michael Aronov, victor of the award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for "Oslo", poses in the press room during the 2017 Tony Awards at 3 West Club on June 11, 2017 in New York City.

Cynthia Nixon, the American actress of "Sex and the City" TV fame who won best featured actress for "The Little Foxes", called the play about greed and ambition in 1900 Alabama was "eerily prescient".

The 71st Tony Awards ceremony was predicted to be a horse race in the musical categories, but it turned out to be dominated by "Dear Evan Hanson", the show about a high school student whose world is turned upside-down in the wake of a classmate's death.

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Earlier in the day, the BJP had held a Parliamentary Board meeting to decide its candidate for the 2017 Presidential elections . Kovind has also served as a member on the Board of Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.


Host Kevin Spacey managed to portray two USA leaders in one telecast - former president Bill Clinton and Frank Underwood, the fictional president he plays on Netflix's political thriller "House of Cards".

Kevin Kline, victor for leading actor in a play for Present Laughter, gave a shoutout to the National Endowment for the Arts, which has been threatened with losing its federal funding under the Trump administration.

The real-life political thriller tells the story of the Norwegian couple who coordinated the secret talks that led to the handshake between Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat on the lawn of the White House, and earned both the Nobel Peace Prize, shared with Shimon Peres. Come From Away, the Canadian musical won just one: for best direction, by Christopher Ashley. Host Kevin Spacey sang and danced a number of musical numbers.

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Khan's removal "will deprive the group of an experienced media production director and skilled propagandist", U.S. Islamic State-Khorasan recently chased the Taliban away from Tora Bora, a one-time Osama bin Laden hideout.


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