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Sara Bareilles, Josh Groban Slated To Host 2018 Tony Awards
The annual Tony Awards serve as a kind of Super Bowl for theater aficionados worldwide, celebrating the best in theater over the past year. Though nominations are still two weeks away, today Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban were announced as hosts of the annual theater celebration.
Though they started their careers in the music industry, Bareilles and Groban are multitalented GRAMMY nominees who have each had successful runs on the Broadway stage.
Bareilles wrote the GRAMMY-nominated musical "Waitress" in addition to serving in the production's lead role on two occasions, which Variety reports marked a sales bump for the show. She also played Mary Magdalene in the recent NBC broadcast of "Jesus Christ Superstar."
For his part, Groban spent several weeks in a lead role in "Natasha, Pierre And The Great Comet Of 1812," helping the show bring in more than $1 million per week during the times he starred in the show.
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While the Tony Awards typically engage a single host for the evening, this isn't the first time they've opted for a duo. In 2015 Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming tag teamed the evening. The 2018 show will mark Groban and Bareilles' first turn at hosting.
The eligibility period for 2018 Tony Awards consideration ends April 27. Nominations will be announced on May 1. The awards will air live from Radio City Music Hall in New York on CBS — home of the GRAMMY Awards — on June 10.