Tony Time: Performances, Presenters and More!

TonyAwards-328x253.328.254The 2013 Tony Awards are just over 48 hours away! Luner on Theatre is bringing you everything and anything you can think of in the next 72 hours as we countdown along with you to Broadway’s biggest night!With all of the Broadway community coming together for the biggest night of theatre for American Theatre community, Luner on Theatre wants to make sure you know exactly what will be happening! Today, Luner on Theatre brings you a full list of performers, presents (so far) and more you need to know for the 2013 Tony Awards!

neil-patrick-harris-300Broadway’s biggest night is just around the corner. The 2013 Tony Awards, hands down the biggest night for American Theatre, will be held this Sunday June 9th beginning at 8 PM. The awards ceremony returns this year to the iconic and historic Radio City Music Hall this year after a two year stint uptown at The Beacon Theatre. For those watching on television, the ceremony will begin at 8 PM EST on CBS.  This year’s ceremony is hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. This marks the fourth time Harris will host the awards ceremony. Neil Patrick Harris always manages to put together quite a night of entertainment from the opening number to the 11 oh clock number, which in this case, closes the show.

Neil Patrick Harris Welcomes Broadway to The 2011 Tony Awards

AP13041006995_620x350Each year, The Tony Awards are filled with performances from the newest shows on Broadway and several productions that are still playing Broadway from year’s past. The new productions, especially the nominated, get a chance to show their stuff not only to the rest of Broadway but to a nation which may soon be experiencing them soon as national tours set future dates. The new productions that will get a chance to perform on the Tony Awards this year are A Christmas Story, The Musical; Annie; Bring It On: The Musical; Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella; Kinky Boots; Matilda The Musical; Motown The Musical; and Pippin. The only nominated production that will not perform is The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

CPCM_20120329_Newsies2__Homepage__TWDS_v3This year, more then ever in past years, will also feature a large portion of past that are still currently running Broadway shows to the awards ceremony as well. The currently running Broadway productions set to perform on this year’s Tony Awards are Chicago; Jersey Boys; Newsies; Once; Mamma Mia!; Rock of Ages; Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark; The Lion King; and The Phantom of the Opera. Luner on Theatre did receive word at one point in time Neil Patrick Harris has mentioned wanting to include “All of Broadway” this year in the ceremony. How so exactly? Only time will tell.

24HANKS1-articleLarge-v2Each year, the Tony Awards features well known Broadway actorss and actress, famous sports players and even sometimes our favorite movie stars. Luner on Theatre has the list that exists so far and we are here to share it! So far, the presenters for the 2013 Tony Awards will include Tom Hanks, Jake Gyllenhaal, Scarlett Johansson, Sigourney Weaver, Anna Kendrick,Zachary Quinto, Sally Field, Audra McDonald, Cyndi Lauper, Jane Krakowski, Alan Cumming, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jon Cryer, Megan Hilty, Andrew Rannells, Matthew Morrison, Cuba Gooding Jr, Jesse Eisenberg, Laura Benanti, Steven Van Zandt, Martha Plimpton, Hal Prince, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Barrett Foa and Mike Tyson.

Luner on Theatre will update you as more presenters are announced!

As for the shenanigans that will ensue during the ceremony? Well, we can’t bring you that yet because even us here at Luner on Theatre have no idea what Neil Patrick Harris has planned up his sleeve for this year! From singing a medley of all the Best Score Winners to a fierce battle to be the better host against Hugh Jackman, anything is truly possible at Broadway’s biggest night!

Neil Patrick Harris’ 2009 Eleven O’Clock Number

Luner on Theatre is ready for the 2013 Tony Awards! As we said, we will be bringing you 72 straight hours of coverage leading up to Broadway’s Biggest Night! Click here to check out Luner on Theatre’s Entire 2013 Tony Awards Coverage! Stay tuned to Luner on Theatre for constant updates all weekend long on Facebook, Twitter and right here on the Blog. For more information, check out The Tony Awards Official Website! Be sure to check Luner on Theatre on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter as well! We are constantly updating these pages with information! And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know!

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