‘The Band’s Visit,’ Based on Israeli Film, Wins Best Musical in Tony Sweep

The shimmering musical “The Band’s Visit,” based on Israeli film of the same name, was the big winner at the Tony Awards on Sunday, capturing the best musical award and nine other prizes.

“The Band’s Visit,” about an Egyptian band that accidentally winds up in a dusty Israeli backwater, won awards for best direction, leading actor, leading actress, orchestration, sound design, original score, best book of a musical, lighting and featured actor Ari’el Stachel, who gave a heartfelt speech about his Israeli-American heritage. Read more via TimesOfIsrael.

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