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'The Band's Visit' Sweeps Tony Awards 2018, Including Three Acting Wins!

Katrina Lenk, Tony Shalhoub, and Ari’el Stachel accept their awards at the 2018 Tony Awards held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday (June 10) in New York City.

The three actors from The Band’s Visit won during the show and the musical swept with ten total wins, including Best Musical.

Katrina won Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, Tony won Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical, and Ari’el won Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical. Make sure to see the full list of winners!

FYI: Katrina is wearing a Georges Chakra Couture gown and Aldo shoes. Ari’el is wearing Theory.


The Band’s Visit Perform “Omar Sharif” At The 2018 Tony Awards

30+ pictures inside of the cast of The Band’s Visit at the Tony Awards… More Here! »

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Lauren Ambrose, Hailey Kilgore, & Katrina Lenk Represent Their Musicals at Tony Honors Cocktail Party 2018!

Lauren Ambrose, Hailey Kilgore, and Katrina Lenk team up for the Tony Honors Cocktail Party!

The stars of My Fair Lady, Once on This Island, and The Band’s Visit, respectively, attended the event – Presenting The 2018 Tony Honors For Excellence In The Theatre And Honoring The 2018 Special Award Recipients – held at Sofitel Hotel on Monday (June 4) in New York City.

They were joined by My Fair Lady‘s Harry Hadden-Paton, Once on This Island director Michael Arden, and The Band’s Visit‘s Ari’el Stachel.

Also in attendance were Carousel‘s Joshua Henry, Lindsay Mendez, and Renee Fleming, Summer‘s Ariana DeBose, and SpongeBob SquarePantsEthan Slater and Gavin Lee.

60+ pictures inside of Lauren Ambrose, Hailey Kilgore, Katrina Lenk, and more at the event… More Here! »

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Tina Fey, Andrew Garfield & More React To Their Tony Awards 2018 Nominations!

Tina Fey happily poses alongside her husband Jeff Richmond while attending the 2018 Tony Awards: Meet The Nominees Press Junket held on Wednesday (May 2) in New York City.

The happy couple were joined at the event by their Mean Girls stars Taylor Louderman, Grey Henson and Ashley Park, Angels in America‘s Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane and Denise Gough, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child‘s Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Anthony Boyle, Lobby Hero‘s Michael Cera and Brian Tyree Henry.

Also in attendance were Denzel Washington, Laurie Metcalf, Condola Rashad, David Morse, The Band’s Visit stars Tony Shalhoub, Katrina Lenk and Ari’el Stachel, Children of a Lesser God‘s Lauren Ridloff, Ariana DeBose, and My Fair Lady‘s Lauren Ambrose and Harry Hadden-Paton.

This year, Mean Girls received the most nominations with 12 total: “It’s incredibly thrilling. I am just ecstatic that these nominations are coming to every department — they’re so well deserved,” Tina expressed (via NY Times). “And I cannot lie: I cried a little bit in the middle of Equinox this morning, and not because my workout was too hard — I do not push myself at the gym.”

“It’s our day off from the show so I was trying and failing to sleep inasmuch as possible,” Andrew added about when he found out. “But I was, of course, excited just knowing that the nominations were coming out today. I’m usually very good at turning my phone off and getting myself enough sleep. I was just too excited.”

FYI: Laurie is wearing Via Spiga boots.

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Get to Know 'The Band's Visit' Star Ari'el Stachel with These 10 Fun Facts (Exclusive)

The biggest new hit on Broadway is the musical The Band’s Visit and we caught up with the show’s breakout star Ari’el Stachel to learn more about him!

The NYU grad starred in the musical off-Broadway and earned Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk Award nominations for his work. He has also made appearances on the TV shows Blue Bloods and Jessica Jones.

Here are the 10 Fun Facts that Ari’el shared with us:

  • 1. I wanted to be in the NBA until freshman year of high school when my teammate was 15 years old and 6’8″… I realized it wasn’t happening …and then I found acting!
  • 2. I am bilingual.
  • 3. CitiBike is my favorite thing ever and how I get to and from everywhere in NYC.
  • 4. I love world travel and do it every time I have a break from work. In the last 3 years I’ve been to Ethiopia, Mexico, Thailand, Germany, Israel, and Sri Lanka!
  • 5. I just started a routine of watching cartoon movies after almost every show to decompress. I’m obsessed with Pixar.

Click inside to read more of the fun facts… More Here! »

Tony Shalhoub & Katrina Lenk Celebrate 'The Band's Visit' Broadway Opening Night!

Tony Shalhoub happily poses for a photograph alongside his co-star Katrina Lenk while attending the opening night after party for their new musical The Band’s Visit on Broadway held at The Copacabana on Wednesday (November 9) in New York City.

The talented stars were joined at the event by their fellow co-stars John Cariani, Ari’el Stachel, George Abud, Etai Benson, Adam Kantor, Andrew Polk, Bill Army, Rachel Prather and Jonathan Raviv.

Also in attendance to show their support was Ben Platt, Josh Groban, Denis O’Hare, Jessie Mueller and her husband Andy Truschinski, Amir Arison and Kathy Najimy.

The Band’s Visit celebrates the deeply human ways music, longing and laughter can connect us all. 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 – Buy tickets here!


“Dramatic Riches Await!” | The Band’s Visit
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