What Does Mary-Louise Parker Think Of This Year's Tony Hosts?

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After Tony Award winner Mary-Louise Parker announced this year's Tony Award nominations, she shared her thoughts on the 2015 Tony hosts — fellow Tony winners Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth.
Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker

"I just want to see them together!" she told Playbill.com following the nominations announcement. "I think it's an amazing combination. They're both so incredibly talented and brilliant, and they're so different, I think it's going to be interesting to see how they interact."

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Parker, a Tony Award winner for her performance in Proof, will return to the stage next month for Manhattan Theatre Club's world-premiere production of Heisenberg, a new play by Simon Stephens (who was Tony-nominated this morning for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time).

What could she tease about the new show? "It's incredibly short, and there's no intermission, so I think people who have a short attention span will really enjoy it," she said. "But, it's one of the most beautifully written plays I've read in a very, very long time. Simon Stephens — he is pretty remarkable and intelligent, and it's a lovely, lovely play. I saw [Curious Incident] twice. I loved it."

She made the announcement alongside Bruce Willis, who will make his Broadway debut next season in Misery, a new play written by Academy Award winner William Goldman that is based on the acclaimed novel by Stephen King.

Of the play, Willis said, "William Goldman wrote a really terrific script, and I read for it with Elizabeth [Marvel, who will co-star], and they were pleased. They said, 'What do you think?' And, I said, 'I think I would like to do this play.' Elizabeth was already in."

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