Dear Evan Hansen was protagonist in the 71st Tony Awards, which recognizes the best Broadway hits, when it unexpectedly won the Best Musical and five other awards.
Among them, best actor in a musical for the role by Ben Platt, best supporting actress of a musical for Rachel Bay Jones, best musical libretto by Steven Levenson, and best original score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
Dear Evan Hansen, a story that revolves around a teenager’s longing to be accepted into the high school where he attends, was initially released in Washington in July 2015 but did not arrive to Broadway until last December, receiving very good reviews.
On the other hand, the award for best actress of a musical was for the iconic Bette Midler for Hello, Dolly!, which also won the award for best supporting actor in a musical, by Gavin Creel, and best replacement of a musical.
Meanwhile, Oslo, the story about the peace talks between Israel and Palestine in 1993, received recognition for the best new play.
Also, it highlighted during the awards ceremony the performances of this year’s host Kevin Spacey, who in his opening number of the event starred in a comic key imitation of several of the works nominated.
Unlike most of the characters involved in the gala, Spacey remained largely removed from political criticism of the current U.S. administration, although he joked about the election of Donald Trump as president when he took the stage dressed as former president Bill Clinton.
“This year we’ve already had several winners by surprise… and I’m not talking about the Tony Awards,” Spacey said with laughter from the audience.
Comedian Stephen Colbert More was more incisive in the criticism of Trump. He is often heard at U.S. art events, and mentioned the president several times during his brief speech, stressing the possibility that his term ends before the 4 years dictated by the constitution.
New York (U.S.A.), June 12, 2017, EFE/Practica Español
(Español) Ejercicio de comprensión B.1 (Comprehension B.1)
Lee la noticia y responde las preguntas. (Read the news and answer the questions)
de la entrega de los premios Tony.
de los nominados a un premio Tony.
de los ganadores de los premios Tony del año pasado.
no se esperaba el éxito de 'Dear Evan Hansen' en los Premios Tony.
'Dear Evan Hansen' era la gran favorita en los Premios Tony.
muchas personas pensaban que 'Dear Evan Hansen' ganaría muchos premios Tony.
No se sabe.
'Dear Evan Hansen' cuenta la historia de profesor en un instituto.
'Dear Evan Hansen' cuenta la historia de un muchacho de un instituto.
'Dear Evan Hansen' cuenta la historia del viaje de un niño.
cuenta un hecho que ocurrió en la vida real.
es una obra de ciencia ficción.
trata del fin de la violencia en el mundo.
algunas personas se mostraron críticas con el actual presidente de EE.UU.
todos los asistentes criticaron al actual presidente de EE.UU.
unas pocas personas criticaron al presidente saliente de EE.UU.
(Español) Ejercicio de vocabulario B.1 (Vocabulary B.1)
Congratulations - you have completed .
You scored %%SCORE%% out of %%TOTAL%%.
Your performance has been rated as %%RATING%%
esperas que ocurra.
no esperas que ocurra.
no sorprende a nadie.