'Hamilton,' the year's hottest ticket on Broadway, is now a record-setting Tony Awards contender. Announced yesterday, the production nabbed an unbelievable 16 nominations -- the most collected by any Broadway show in the history of the Tony Awards.
The American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League have their new host for 2016 Tony Awards celebration. 'Into the Woods' film actor Late Late Show Host, and Tony Award Winner James Corden has been selected to emcee the evening. Corden is replacing last year’s paired host, Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming (Cabaret, Reefer Madness, film). The bar for Corden gets even higher when compared to host of Tony’s past, Hugh Jackman ('Boy From Oz') and Neil Patrick Harris ('Hedwig and the Angry Inch', 'Assassins'). Both men have won Emmy Awards for hosting the Tony’s. It should be noted that all five the aforementioned actors have won Tony Awards.
The “Public Domain Song Concert Palooza” is not the next Bonaroo. Instead, it’s a soon-to-be fixture on the 'Late Late Show With James Corden' where Corden and Josh Groban sing songs deemed public domain. The set list includes “Ba Ba Black Sheep,” “Frère Jacques” and more.
Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers and Nathan Lane all won Tonys for playing Pseudolus in the classic musical comedy. Will James Corden, Tony winner for 'One Man, Two Guvnors,' be next?