Broadway's biggest night kicks off on June 11 at 8 p.m. E.T.at New York City's Radio City Music Hall, featuring a number of performances from nominees - and perhaps one from its presidential host, Kevin Spacey. "It seemed like the Tony was theirs to lose, but Come From Away sort of snuck in and surprised everyone". But the lavish, unconventional spectacle based on a snippet of War and Peace which stars Josh Groban may see its best shot at a major prize for directing, awards watchers say.

If anyone has not seen all the nominees - and who has except hopefully the Tony voters - there still can be sentiments of support and halfhearted predictions as to whom will prevail in the very competitive categories. Natasha, Pierre, up for 12 awards, is the most nominated show in this year's competition.

But few people really thought of him as the awards-emcee type until the Tonys tapped him to host the show this year.

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They'll also be keeping their fingers crossed that they avoid any technical or human snafus that have marred previous awards shows this year, including the wrong victor announced at the Oscars and sound issues at the Grammys.

"From the first time I saw a theatrical production, which was in the Honolulu Community Theater at Fort Rucker, I knew that's what I wanted to do", Midler said on "CBS This Morning".

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But traditional shows with spectacular sets and costumes and big stars will also be front and centre today.

A message from Nordstrom appears at the end saying, "Whoever you want to be, we're here for you".

Brooks Limousine is providing a limousine for red-carpet arrival photos at the school. "Hamilton" - God bless, great show; it reinvigorated everything - but there isn't that feeling that the season is owned by one show", she said. Like I stated above, if you are away from the TV at home you can still catch your favorite show anywhere.

It's true that he's not quite the same kind of Broadway name as Neil Patrick Harris (who hosted four times) or Hugh Jackman. Instead The Radio City Rockettes and 2016 Tony winners Cynthia Erivo and Leslie Odom Jr. will perform. Producer Scott Rudin had offered Midler's performance on the condition that it could be done at the Shubert Theatre - where the show is performed - but the Tony's producers declined. "We sing live eight shows a week, check it!" "I think she is a total, total fighter and she is strong".

On Sunday night, the 71st annual Tony Awards will honor the best of Broadway - the actors and actresses, the plays and musicals.


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