Thursday, June 20, 2024

Tony Winner James Corden, of Late Late Show, Is Hosting the Tony Awards This Year– Hooray!


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.

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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