'The Band's Visit' sweeps Tony Awards as Harry Potter wins best play | Reuters
CAIRO – 25 June 2018: "The Band's Visit" musical went home with 10 Tony Awards on Sunday in an overwhelming success for the 90 minute production calling for human understanding and connection.
The dialogue is in heavy English accent, with little Arabic and Hebrew, thus evoking the atmosphere of co-existence in the Middle East. “I am part of a cast of actors who never believed that they’d be able to portray their own races,” said Ari’el Stachel, an Israeli-American who won a Tony for his Broadway debut as Egyptian band member, said on Egypt Independent website.
“We’re getting messages from kids all over the Middle East thanking us and telling us how transformative our representation is for them,” Stachel continued.
It is worth mentioning that the other big winner at the 72nd annual Tony Awards, who left with six Tony Awards, including best play, was "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child".