What a night for The Band's Visit! On Sunday, the 72nd Tony Awards aired on CBS and David Yazbek and Itmar Moses' musical took home an incredible 10 Tony awards including Best Score, Best Book of a Musical and Best Musical! Katrina Lenk and Tony Shalhoub also took home Tony's for their performances in the breakout production.
Upon accepting the award for Best Musical, lead producer Orin Wolf said, "our show offers a message of unity in a world that more and more seems bent on amplifying our differences.”FilmNation is thrilled to be associated with such an incredible production and extend heartfelt congratulations to the talented producers, actors, composer, writer and everyone who put their all into this tremendous work.
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Best Sound Design of a Musical
Best Direction of a Musical
Synopsis (from The Band's Visit Official Website): After a mix-up at the border, an Egyptian Police Band is sent to a remote village in the middle of the Israeli desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. THE BAND’S VISIT celebrates the deeply human ways music, longing and laughter can connect us all.