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Behind the Curtain: Webber, Morrison to present at Tonys, more

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Joining the already starry list of presenters at the Tony Awards on Sunday night will be Sigourney Weaver, Zachary Quinto, Sally Field, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Matthew Morrison, Alan Cumming, Anna Kendrick and Mike Tyson, who appeared on Broadway in his one-man show last summer.

Damon, Alda, Redgrave to take part in free forum
On June 17, the Public Theater is holding a free public forum titled “What Are We Worth? Shakespeare, Money and Morals” that will feature the likes of Matt Damon, Alan Alda, Vanessa Redgrave and Christine Baranski.

‘Les Miz’ will return to B’way’s Imperial Theatre
The previously announced Broadway revival of “Les Miz,” which will hit next spring, will play the Imperial Theatre, which also housed the original production for the bulk of its run. The re-imagined staging has already been touring the country for more than two years to blockbuster business.

Off-Broadway ‘Landing’ for Pierce next season
David Hyde Pierce, who is currently appearing on Broadway in “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” will appear next season in “The Landing,” a new musical by the legendary composer John Kander (“Chicago,” “Cabaret”) and his new lyricist, Greg Pierce, which will play Off-Broadway’s Vineyard Theatre. Hyde Pierce won a Tony for his performance in “Curtains,” one of the last musicals by Kander and the late lyricist Fred Ebb.

Tony Awards to highlight long-running shows too
In addition to spotlighting performances from the crop of new musicals, this year’s Tony Awards will also feature appearances from more recognizable, long-running musicals like “The Lion King,” “Chicago,” “Spider-Man” and “Mamma Mia!”

Liam Neeson, Michael Strahan and Tim Matheson at “Lucky Guy” … Lin-Manuel Miranda and Laura Benanti at opening night of “Far from Heaven”… Bono and The Edge at the 1,000th performance of “Spider-Man”… Jim Dale at opening night of “Potted Potter.”


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