Here's a look at what worked and what didn't.
Prior to the awards night, Salonga congratulated her friends on Twitter saying: "Today is going to be the craziest of insane days, and I may not be able to see my friends from other shows because of shuttles and busyness".
Tony Shalhoub, the former star of "Monk" and a founding member of Cambridge's American Repertory Theater, won for best leading actor in a musical, and his costar in "The Band's Visit", Katrina Lenk, won for best actress. The live audience seemed to feel the same way as they gave him a standing ovation.
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Halep, who assured herself of retaining the No. 1 ranking with the victory, earned a fourth chance to win her first major title. However, even after she fell behind by a break in the second set, it did not appear that any doubt had crept into her mind.
Groban joked they were told to do something drastic by CBS after De Niro's remarks. But later, students in her drama department surprised the audience by appearing onstage to sing "Seasons of Love" from the musical "Rent". Later, Springsteen performed My Hometown on the piano from his sold-out one-man show.
The tip-off that "The Band's Visit" was going to win big came with the award for Best Book of a Musical. "It didn't just change me, it saved me", he said. The Oscars and Emmys were full of political messages, many of them directly aimed at the White House.
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Ronaldo has always been the face of Real Madrid ever since he arrived in 2011, and he is reportedly suspicious of the club's attempts to sign Neymar .
He also thanked producer Orin Wolf "for telling a small story about Arabs and Israelis getting along at a time where we need that more than ever". And we are doing that. "(The play) is absolutely about the epidemic we're experiencing right now, the epidemic of disconnect". He finished by saying: "Your biggest obstacle may turn into your goal". And America has never needed that more.
"America", the famously frank Jackson said, graciously, "is always great".
Andrew Garfield, who won best performance by an actor in a leading role in a play for Angels in America, also spoke out against Trump in the press room. The two-part production originally won two Tonys for Best Play: for part one, "Millennium Approaches" (1993), and part two, "Perestroika" (1994).
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And Curiosity dug a little deeper beneath the surface, which is blasted with radiation, to see what stories the soil had to tell. The compounds discovered on Mars could have been produced by living things, or they could have been food for those living things.