Robert De Niro yells 'F--k Trump' at Tony Awards

12 June, 2018, 10:53 | Author: Dominic Spencer
  • Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban will co-host this summer’s 72nd annual Tony Awards

"So when De Niro finally got the call to see Springsteen play live, he said 'yes without asking any questions".

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Co-hosts Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles kicked the show off with a self-parodying duet on piano for all the losers out there - including them. And once, on this island we call Manhattan, the two-time Oscar victor took the stage, leaned into the mic and cursed (child, you should've heard it). So this is for the people who lose.

Jewish shows fared well at the Tony Awards last night, with The Band's Visit reigning supreme amongst musicals and the revival of Angels in America holding its own amongst new and revived plays alike. But others? Not so much. The epic and expansive British import - which looks set to be a multihour fixture off Times Square for decades - won the Tony Award for best new play and honors for its British director, John Tiffany. To win, "The Band's Visit" prevailed over three brand-name franchises: "Frozen, " "Mean Girls, " and "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical".

Robert De Niro had a lot to say about Donald Trump at the Tony Awards 2018.


As soon as the applause died down, the 74-year-old actor started talking again, "its no longer" down with Trump, it's f*** Trump'.

Understandably, CBS, the network which broadcast the awards, bleeped the swearing leading some viewers to take to social media to question what he'd said and why it got a standing ovation.

Many people were quick to praise Robert De Niro, with celebrities including Star Wars actor Mark Hamill. "The offensive language was deleted from the broadcast", CBS said in a statement.

Twitter didn't necessarily agree with that choice.

Shalhoub, best known for his role on Monk, exited The Band's Visit earlier this year. The original production actually won Kushner two Tonys for Best Play: for part one, "Millennium Approaches" (1993), and then part two, "Perestroika" (1994).

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