Tony Awards

De Niro cursed and the Boss sang as the the­atre set cheered

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KICK­ING OFF THE 72ND An­nual Tony Awards at New York’s Ra­dio City Mu­sic Hall on June 10, hosts Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban brought out the stars of the sea­son’s big­gest shows to sing, “This is for the peo­ple who lose/ Both of us have been in your shoes/ This one’s for the loser in­side of you/ This is for the peo­ple don’t get to take the tro­phy home.”

Among the lucky ones were the cast from Harry Pot­ter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two, which was named Best Play, and Best Mu­si­cal The Band’s Visit, which earned 10 gongs in to­tal. An­drew Garfield, 34, won for his lead role in An­gels in Amer­ica and ded­i­cated his award to the LGBTQ com­mu­nity while co-star Nathan Lane nabbed his third Tony. Chok­ing up, Lane, 62, looked to his pro­ducer hus­band Devlin Elliott and called him “the great­est bless­ing in my life.” Lau­rie Met­calf, 62, whose show Roseanne had just been can­celled, won her sec­ond con­sec­u­tive Tony, this time for Ed­ward Al­bee’s Three Tall Women. Her co-star, Glenda Jack­son, 82, fi­nally got a win 52 years af­ter her first nom­i­na­tion. “Well, I was tempted to say, ‘It’s taken you long enough,’” Jack­son said later in jest. “But that was cer­tainly too rude.” •

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