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Tony Award nominees TBA this morning, Tony hosts Chenoweth and Cumming

Tony Award nominations are scheduled to be announced at 8:30 a.m. today.
Tony Award nominations are scheduled to be announced at 8:30 a.m. today.

If you’re wondering why Bruce Willis is hosting this morning’s Tony Awards nominations announcement (with Tony-winner Mary-Louise Parker) it’s because a little star power never hurts AND he’s making his Broadway debut next season in a stage adaptation of “Misery.”

Parker, who earned a Tony Award in 2001 for “Proof,” will star in the Manhattan Theatre Club’s “Heisenberg” this May.

Watch live here.

And speaking of hosting, Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming are said to be doing the honors  for the 69th Annual Tony Awards on June 7 live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Broadway Bits and Pieces

National Theatre Live

Can’t make it to London — and not many of us can — there’s the National Theatre Live which broadcasts “live” well-film productions

Benedick Cumberbatch (left) and Johnny Lee Miller in the National Theatre Live production of "Frankenstein."/Courtesy National Theatre
Benedick Cumberbatch (left) and Johnny Lee Miller in the National Theatre Live production of “Frankenstein.”/Courtesy National Theatre

aired in locations around the world.  It might be better than a front row seat at the Cottesloe Theatre as cameras film from all angles on stage with close-ups. You could see the sweat on Benedict Cumberbatch’s brow and the pores on Johnny Lee Miller’s face during “Frankenstein.” Performances also include interviews and backstage tours of the costume or make-up rooms. Coming up: “Medea,” starting Sept. 4, “A Streetcar Named Desire” starting Sept. 16, David Hare’s “Skylight” in October. Find a theater near you, I hope. Visit the National’s website.

‘The Audience’ coming to Broadway

Speaking of the National Theatre Live, I caught its broadcast of Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth in the title role of  “The Audience”

Helen Mirren zs Queen Elizabeth in the National Theatre production of "The Audience."/Courtesy National Theatre
Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth in the National Theatre production of “The Audience.”/Courtesy National Theatre

at the Monmouth University venue in West Long Branch, NJ. Surprised to see it coming to Broadway as it’s about the various prime ministers Queen Elizabeth has dealt with during her more than 60+ year reign. I’d think most American audiences would be hard pressed to name half of the 12 PMs with whom she has audiences during the play.  And some knowledge of 20th century British history  would be helpful. But, heck, Mirren on stage in America is always a good thing. It’s not my money producing it. Scheduled from Feb. 17 through June 28.

 

Emma Stone may join ‘Cabaret’

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