Hugh Jackman to host the Tony Awards
Wolverine has clawed his way back to the Tony Awards ane he's taking on Neil Patrick Harris' record. Producers of the annual telecast celebrating the best of Broadway said Tuesday that Jackman will once again take up hosting duties for the next awards on June 8 at Radio City Music Hall. It will be Jackman’s fourth time hosting the Tonys, putting him in a tie with Neil Patrick Harris, another Broadway favorite.
Jackman earned an Emmy for his Tony hosting in 2004, so expect a good show. It's a chance for Broadway's newer or lesser-known shows to make a splash for the rest of the country (and help we Broadway fans in Tampa Bay plan our ticket purchases for the Broadway series at the Straz Center and Ruth Eckerd Hall)
This year it looks like there will be shows you probably have heard of, if only because they are tied to well-known movies. Look for The Bridges of Madison County, Rocky, Aladdin and Bullets Over Broadway with recognizable actors in the casts to be in the mix or at least mentioned. Denzel Washington, Bryan Cranston, Daniel Radcliffe, James Franco, Michael C. Hall and Toni Collette are all making a go at Broadway this year.