Tonys This Year To Highlight 9 New And Revival Musicals

NEW YORK (AP/CBS) — The Tony Award telecast will offer performances from all 9 new and revival musicals that were nominated, including one that has already closed.

The shows “Hamilton,” ”Fiddler on the Roof,” ”Waitress,” ”Bright Star,” ”She Loves Me,” ”School of Rock,” ”The Color Purple,” ”Shuffle Along” and “Spring Awakening” will get time to shine, as well as “On Your Feet!” which missed the new musical cut.

The show is scheduled for Sunday at the Beacon Theatre in New York. It will be on CBS with James Corden as host. The telecast was watched by 6.35 million viewers last year.

Previously announced presenters include Uzo Aduba, Cate Blanchett, Claire Danes, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Neil Patrick Harris, Sean Hayes, James Earl Jones, Daniel Dae Kim, Carole King, Diane Lane, Nathan Lane, Angela Lansbury, Lucy Liu, Marlee Matlin, Audra McDonald, Patina Miller, Andrew Rannells, Saoirse Ronan, Blair Underwood, Oprah Winfrey and 2016 Tony Award nominees Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Legendary EGOT and show business icon Barbra Streisand will also present.

“Spring Awakening,” which closed in January, turned to Kickstarter to raise $200,000 to defray the costs of appearing on the show. As of Wednesday morning, it had raised almost $165,000.

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