Saturday, April 13, 2024

Tony Awards: Musical Numbers Will Include Josh Groban, Plus Shows Not Nommed Like “Finding Neverland”


Sunday’s Tony Awards will include just about everything from this season — even performances from shows that are playing but not nominated like “Finding Neverland” and “Gigi.” Plus, Josh Groban, who has never been in a Broadway show, is in a big production number designed to attract young people, I guess. Sting is listed as a presenter, although he’s nominated for Best Score. He should be performing one of those songs from “The Last Ship.” That was the best score.

From the nominated shows:

A medley of “Life Is Like A Train,” “On the 20th Century,” “I’ve Got It All” and “Babette,” featuring 2015 Tony Nominee and Tony Awards co-host Kristin Chenoweth and the cast of On the Twentieth Century.
“Getting to Know You” and “Shall We Dance?” from The King and I, featuring 2015 Tony Nominees Kelli O’Hara, Ken Watanabe and Ruthie Ann Miles.
“Ring of Keys” from Fun Home, featuring 2015 Tony Nominees Sydney Lucas, Michael Cerveris and Beth Malone.
“A Musical” featuring 2015 Tony Nominees Brian d’Arcy James, Brad Oscar and the cast of Something Rotten!
A medley of “An American in Paris (pas de deux),” “’S Wonderful” and “I Got Rhythm,” featuring 2015 Tony Nominees Leanne Cope, Robert Fairchild, Brandon Uranowitz, Max von Essen and the cast of An American in Paris.
“Love and Love Alone” and “I Would Never Leave You,” featuring 2015 Tony Nominee Chita Rivera and the cast of The Visit.
A medley of “Lonely Town,” “New York, New York,” and “Times Square Ballet,” featuring 2015 Tony Nominee Tony Yazbeck and the cast of On the Town.

As well as:
“The Night They Invented Champagne” featuring Vanessa Hudgens, Corey Cott, 2015 Tony Nominee Victoria Clark and the cast of Gigi.
“Stronger” from Finding Neverland, featuring past Tony-nominees Matthew Morrison and Kelsey Grammer.
“Jenny’s Blues” from It Shoulda Been You, featuring Lisa Howard, Adam Heller and past Tony-winner Tyne Daly

Hosts Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming will be joined by Bradley Cooper, Neil Patrick Harris, Jim Parsons, Amanda Seyfried, Ashley Tisdale, Bryan Cranston, Joe Manganiello, Kiefer Sutherland, Anna Chlumsky, Larry David, Jason Alexander, Misty Copeland, Sting, Corey Stoll, David Hyde Pierce, Debra Messing, Jennifer Nettles, Marg Helgenberger, Rita Wilson, Rose Byrne, Thomas Sadoski, Sutton Foster, Taye Diggs, Taylor Schilling, Bobby Cannavale and Tommy Tune.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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