Watch James Corden and the Casts of 7 Broadway Musicals Open the 2019 Tony Awards

Tony Awards   Watch James Corden and the Casts of 7 Broadway Musicals Open the 2019 Tony Awards
 
The ceremony's opening number "We Do It Live" highlighted the excitement of live theatre.

The 2019 Tony Awards opened with a nod to the aspects of Broadway that can’t fully be channeled on the small screen.

To start the number, a forlorn-looking James Corden sat on his couch at home, complaining about how much there is to binge. After revealing Radio City Music Hall, the emcee stripped off his sweats and launched into a song-and-dance number about how much more exciting live theatre is titled "We Do It Live," written by David Javerbaum and Tom Kitt.

With throwaway jokes to things like ill-timed bathroom breaks and using phones during a show, the routine celebrated the best of the season. And, by the end of the number, the entire casts of all seven shows nominated for Best Musical and Best Musical Revival were on stage at the same time.

Watch the entire performance led by the Late Late Show host above.

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