The presenters for the 63rd Annual Tony Awards ceremony have been announced, and it’s quite a starry line-up, full of theater celebrities (many who are currently appearing in Broadway shows) and well-known personalities from film and TV too. The stars currently scheduled to present awards and introduce the evening’s performances on the telecast are: Will Ferrell, Nicole Kidman, Jane Fonda, Kristin Chenoweth, Anne Hathaway (upcoming Twelfth Night in Central Park), Angela Lansbury (Blithe Spirit), Kevin Spacey, Lauren Graham and Oliver Platt (Guys and Dolls), Jessica Lange, Audra McDonald, Susan Sarandon (Exit the King), Carrie Fisher (upcoming Wishful Drinking), Piper Perabo (Reasons To Be Pretty), Lucie Arnaz, Kate Burton, Edie Falco, Hallie Foote, Colin Hanks, Frank Langella, David Hyde Pierce (Accent on Youth), John Stamos, Chandra Wilson, James Gandolfini, Marcia Gay Harden, Jeff Daniels and Hope Davis (God of Carnage). Neil Patrick Harris will host the ceremony, which will air on June 7, broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
The new Broadway revival of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit opens on Broadway today at the Shubert Theatre. The supernatural comedy stars Rupert Everett (in his Broadway debut) as a novelist and Angela Lansbury (last seen on Broadway in Deuce) as the clairvoyant who accidentally conjures up his dead first wife.
Over at the Cort Theatre, Will Ferrell is concluding his Broadway run of You’re Welcome America. A Final Night with George W. Bush. The Broadway comedy was broadcast last night on HBO.
Will Ferrell’s Broadway show, You’re Welcome America. A Final Night with George W. Bush, just had its first Broadway performance last night at the Cort Theatre and will run until March 15. But those Will Ferrell fans who can’t make it to New York City to catch him as Bush on Broadway will be able to see You’re Welcome America from the comfort of their homes when HBO broadcasts the Broadway show as a live special in March.
Actor/comedian Will Ferrell, who first gained fame as a Saturday Night Live regular, will make his Broadway debut on January 20, 2009 in the solo show You’re Welcome America – A Final Night with George W. Bush. The show will be directed by Adam McKay, Ferrell’s frequent collaborator, who directed the funny man in movies Anchorman and Talladega Nights. You’re Welcome America is expected to play a limited engagement through March 15.