There's going to be a lot of "bounce" at tonight's Tony Awards, or so host Hugh Jackman is promising on Instagram. But what else do we know about the award ceremony?
The Tony Awards always promises to be a night of drama, stirring songs and as many celebrities as it is physically possible to pack into the Radio City Music Hall, New York. As it's always something of an occasion even for those who haven't tread the Broadway boards, here's what we know so far about tonight's award ceremony:
Hugh Jackman will host the awards for the fourth time.
Hugh Jackman - The Host
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Benedict Cumberbatch will play Hamlet - though can he outdo Simon Russell Beale, David Tennant and Mark Rylance?
Benedict Cumberbatch is set to play Hamlet on the London stage next year, in what could become the making of the quintessentially British actor. The 37-year-old will star in William Shakespeare's classic tragedy at the Barbican Theatre from August to October 2015.
Benedict Cumberbatch Will Play Hamlet On-Stage
Lyndsey Turner will direct the play for Sonia Friedman Productions. Friedman herself said she was "thrilled" to be producing the show, describing its star as "one of the most gifted and exciting actors of his generation."
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William Shakespeare - Emily Young and Bryce Pinkham New York City, USA - The opening night after party at Gallagher's Steak House for the Theatre For New Audience production of 'William Shakespeare's 'Cymbeline'' Sunday 16th January 2011
Kim Cattrall and William Shakespeare Thursday 30th September 2010 Kim Cattrall out and about wrapped up for the cold in a Macintosh coat and beanie hat. Cattrall is playing Cleopatra at the Liverpool Playhouse in the William Shakespeare's production of 'Anthony and Cleopatra' Liverpool, England
William Shakespeare - Twelfth Night After William Shakespeare - photocall held at the Barbican Theatre. London, England - Members of Shochiku Grand Kabuki Company perform for photographers ahead of tonight's press performance. Tuesday 24th March 2009