Congratulations to Ahmad Maksoud and The Band's Visit for their incredible Tony Night
Broadway's smash hit, The Band's Visit, has run away with 10 awards at the 72nd Annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 10th, 2018. By now the play needs no introduction (though here is one anyway). The astounding 10 wins included Best Musical, Best Leading Actor, Best Leading Actress, and Best Original Score.
Ahmad Maksoud is an understudy and has been a part of the cast since November in this story of "...an Israeli desert town where every day feels the same, something different is suddenly in the air. Dina, the local café owner, had long resigned her desires for romance to daydreaming about exotic films and music from her youth. When a band of Egyptian musicians show up lost at her café, she and her fellow locals take them in for the night. As their lives intertwine in unexpected ways, this once sleepy town begins to wake up." - The Band's Visit
My (Ahmad Maksoud's) favorite lyric…“Just let me hear the downbeat, and let me hear the bum, bum, bum, and let me hear you kick the kick, and wack the snare, and shake your ass, and stir up the air…”