Sunday's Tony Awards promises much for theater lovers

June 8, 2014 8:42 AM

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Sunday's Tony Awards promises much for theater lovers

TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: Tony Awards, 8-11 p.m., CBS. Here's a night stuffed with people who love musicals. The host (Hugh Jackman) has already won two Tonys; the previous host (Neil Patrick Harris) is nominated for "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." The "Inch" cast (and Harris) will perform, along with other best-revival nominees — "Violet" (with Sutton Foster) and "Les Miserables." There will also be songs from the casts of the nominated new musicals — "Aladdin," "Beautiful," "After Midnight" (joined by Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle and Fantasia) and "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder." Also singing: Idina Menzel, Sting, Alan Richman, and the casts of "Wicked," "Rocky" and "Bullets Over Broadway." In between all, plays also get their prizes.

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