Bette Midler stole the show at last night's Tony Awards in NY, where she won the "Best Actress in a Musical" prize for her role in Hello, Dolly! on Broadway. Directed by Michael Greif, it is wholly original - not based on a film, book or song catalogue - and is one of the first on Broadway to integrate social media into its depiction of communication.
Last night's award marks Midler's first ever Tony - she has won multiple Golden Globes, Emmys, and Grammys - and for that she was thankful.
Hamilton, a musical that tells the history of America's founding fathers through hip-hop lyrics and casts African-American and Latino actors in the roles of figures like George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, won 11 Tony Awards in 2016.
Bette Midler says she's lost 30 pounds starring in "Hello, Dolly!". When this happens, most celebrities get the hint and wrap it up in a timely matter - but not Bette Midler.
Christopher Ashley won for best director of a musical on a night that was mostly dominated by "Dear Evan Hansen".
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, the most nominated show of the season, won just two awards, for set and lighting design..
When the music started to play, a hint for her wrap things up, Midler responded, "Shut that crap off!"
A play inspired by the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and Norwegian husband and wife diplomats behind the 1993 Oslo Accords was crowned best play on New York's Broadway Sunday at the Tony Awards.
"This DC productions is supposed to have a four-year run but reviews have not been kind - could close early, we don't know".
We understand there's quite a few clips above - but, did you notice Groundhog Day has been made into a musical?
Cynthia Nixon, the American actress of "Sex and the City" TV fame who won best featured actress for "The Little Foxes", called the play about greed and ambition in 1900 Alabama was "eerily prescient".