Rosie: I Want Tonys Speeches To Come 'From the Heart'

Tony Awards   Rosie: I Want Tonys Speeches To Come 'From the Heart'
 
Talk show host Rosie O'Donnell was herself a guest on another TV talk show, "The Today Show," June 3, promoting the June 7 1998 Tony Awards ceremony, which she will host.

Talk show host Rosie O'Donnell was herself a guest on another TV talk show, "The Today Show," June 3, promoting the June 7 1998 Tony Awards ceremony, which she will host.

O'Donnell said she's asked the nominees to think carefully about their acceptance speeches. If they win, she said, she doesn't want them thanking long lists of people. She said she wants speeches tell why the winner fell in love with theatre, something "from the heart."

Tony spokesman Kevin Rehac said, "She wants to make it an emotional evening."

The 52nd Annual Antoinette Perry (Tony) Awards, recognizing excellence in Broadway theatre, will be broadcast 8-11 PM Sunday June 7 from Radio City Music Hall. The first part, 8-9 PM, will be broadcast on PBS stations. The second part, 9-11 PM, will be broadcast on CBS stations. Times are local across the U.S. Check local listings for times and stations elsewhere.

Clck here for more Tony news. -- By Robert Viagas

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