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25 July 2017 - 2 Av 5777 - ב' אב ה' אלפים תשע"ז
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Oslo named Best New Play at the Tony Awards E-mail

Oslo, J.T. Rogers’ play about the 1993 Oslo Accords, was named Best New Play at the Tony Awards.

The awards, Broadway’s highest honours, were presented in New York on 11 June.

The play, in which Israeli and Palestinian negotiators struggle to hammer out a peace deal, received rave reviews for turning a complicated history into a fast, entertaining three hours.

The play also garnered an award for Michael Aronov, who received the award for Best Featured Actor in a Play.

The musical Dear Evan Hansen, about a boy who gets caught up in a lie after the death of a classmate, was awarded Best New Musical. Its star, Jewish actor Ben Platt, received the award for Best Musical Actor. The show also was awarded Best Featured Actress for Rachel Bay Jones, Best Book, Best Orchestrations and Best Original Score for Benji Pasek, who is Jewish, and Justin Paul, who won an Oscar this year for La La Land.

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