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Tony Awards has stars — with every one other accompanied by those normally a lengthy way from spotlight

Tony Awards has stars — accompanied by every one one other accompanied by those normally a lengthy way from spotlight

NEW YORK (AP) — Darren Criss' favorite darkness of the year has arrived. It's the Tony Awards. "I'll never shut up concerning the Tonys. I deep affection the Tonys," he says.

Criss will not only exist watching the Tonys on Sunday, he'll excessively exist working. He's co-host accompanied by Julianne Hough of a one-hour pre-Tony commemoration at Radio City Music Hall, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by he's flat written an earliest air concerning the show that he'll perform, revealing "a small part of my nerdy proclivities."

Criss accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Hough will exist handing not here inventive arts Tonys on Paramount+ accompanied by every one one other accompanied by at that hour dated go hosting duties to Ariana DeBose for the main three-hour telecast on CBS from the same stage, exist seaboard to seaboard for the earliest time.

The hour dated — accompanied by 34 new productions — represents a filled return to theaters following almost place of set of two years of a pandemic-mandated shutdown. At the last Tonys nine months ago, the winners were pulled from fair 18 eligible plays accompanied by every one one other accompanied by musicals, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by numerous of the competitive categories were depleted.

DeBose, the Tony-nominated theater former soldierold hand accompanied by every one one other accompanied by freshly minted Oscar winner for "West Side Story," said Broadway is due for a party.

"I exist inside be in touch exist fond of if there was at some hour dated the time, the hour dated is now," she said. "I exist convinced by it's a triumph to have simply made it to this point, to have made art accompanied by every one one other accompanied by to have a show."

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The telecast will have performances from this year's Tony Award-nominated musicals, including "A Strange Loop," "Company," "Girl from the North Country," "MJ," "Mr. Saturday Night," "Music Man," "Paradise Square" accompanied by every one one other accompanied by "Six." The earliest cast members of the 2007 Tony-winning musical "Spring Awakening" will excessively reteam accompanied by every one one other accompanied by perform.

"A Strange Loop," a theater meta-journey concerning a playwright writing a musical, goes into the show accompanied by a leading 11 Tony nominations. Right behind accompanied by 10 nominations every one one is "MJ," a bio musical of the King of Pop stuffed accompanied by his biggest hits, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by "Paradise Square," a musical concerning Irish immigrants accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Black Americans jostling to survive inside New York City around the hour dated of the Civil War.

The finest creator inside a musical frontrunners are Sharon D Clarke from the revival of "Caroline, or Change" accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Joaquina Kalukango of "Paradise Square." The finest performer inside a musical may go nearer down to Jaquel Spivey from "A Strange Loop" versus Myles Frost while the King of Pop inside "MJ the Musical."

"The Lehman Trilogy," Stefano Massini's amuse oneself spanning 150 years concerning what led to the collapse of monetary colossus Lehman Brothers, is the leading finest new amuse oneself contender, while David Morse inside a revival of Paula Vogel's "How I Learned to Drive" is the leading contender while finest performer inside a play. His co-star, Mary-Louise Parker, could become the earliest performer to receive consecutive Tonys for finest creator inside a play.

Producers are on one instance on one occasion additional expanding the show gratitude to streaming partner Paramount+, adding an additional hour earlier to the three-hour main awards telecast to commemorate the inventive Tony nominees inside such categories while sound design accompanied by every one one other accompanied by lighting. Often inside the past, those acceptances were recorded earlier accompanied by every one one other accompanied by shoe-horned into the telecast.

Criss accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Hough — who every one one had roles this leap on Broadway — are hosting that earliest hour, which will exist aired exclusively on the streaming network.

"I exist convinced by they've recognized that a a large amount of the moments that have not made it to the condition view were cost showing accompanied by every one one other accompanied by cost presenting accompanied by every one one other accompanied by cost giving the people who had these really amazing moments a small part of acknowledgment accompanied by every one one other accompanied by recognition," said Criss, who stars inside a revival of David Mamet's "American Buffalo."

Hough, who made her Broadway debut accompanied by a small portion inside the woman-only ensemble of the political comedy "POTUS," has been impressed by the talent flat of her peers.

"I always look at Broadway performers accompanied by every one one other accompanied by creatives while exist fond of inventive athletes, since the ability accompanied by every one one other accompanied by the tenacity accompanied by every one one other accompanied by the discipline accompanied by every one one other accompanied by the firm labour accompanied by every one one other accompanied by every one thing that's place into it — while well while the artistry — is fair beyond," the "Dancing accompanied by the Stars" former soldierold hand said.

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Mark Kennedy is at http://twitter.com/KennedyTwits

Tony Awards has stars — accompanied by every one one other accompanied by those normally a lengthy way from spotlight

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