Great news. James Corden is hosting the Tony Awards this year. Well, of course he is. Corden, himself a Tony winner, already hosts CBS’s “Late Late Show.”
Whew! Last year’s show with Alan Cumming and Kristen Chenoweth was… challenging, let’s say. And only entertaining maybe for people worked on Broadway.
Corden is smart and hilarious and so much fun to watch late night. He’s also a great entertainer. So now we know June 12th will be a good night on CBS. Maybe the ratings will follow. Don’t forget, “Hamilton” is winning just about everything. You know Corden will some kind of parody.
Indeed, with “Hamilton,” “The Color Purple,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” and “On Your Feet” in good shape, the planning shouldn’t be too hard. And there are 21 new plays and musicals opening soon for Tony eligibility.