Published: Mon, June 11, 2018
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Actor Robert De Niro swears at Donald Trump on live TV

Actor Robert De Niro swears at Donald Trump on live TV

The Broadway musical "Once on This Island", whose producers include longtime Portland and Lake Oswego resident Corey Brunish of Island Productions, won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical Sunday night.

"It's f-k Trump", garnering more cheers.

The Globe's top picks for what to see and do each weekend, in Boston and beyond. "It is an honor to be chosen to open up to the whole world the celebration of Broadway's magic and talent at the Tony Awards, the industry's most important event".

Notable Nominations: Leading the pool of nominations this year are Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical, each with 12 and both up for the coveted Best Musical accolade.

The 2007 film, The Band's Visit, was critically acclaimed when it was released in Israel, receiving 8 Ophir Awards, including best film, best director, best lead actor for Gabbai and best lead actress for the late Ronit Elkabetz.


Bravo to Ari'el Stachel, who just won his first Tony Award! The show went on to win best musical revival, beating "My Fair Lady" and "Carousel". David Cromer was named best director of a musical for "The Band's Visit, " and John Tiffany won for best direction of a play for "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child".

"Robert De Niro just yelled "F*** Trump" on national television before introducing Bruce Springsteen, and I am absolutely here for it", one user wrote. The Tony Awards crowd proved a perfectly suitable liberal environment for a fresh statement, featuring for example, the outspoken anti-Trump survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Special Awards: The Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre will be presented to Chita Rivera and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Continued the actor, "I dedicate this award to the countless LGBTQ people who have fought and died to protect that spirit, to protect that message".

He also praised "a cast of actors who never believed they would be able to portray their own races".

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