Gypsy, In the Heights, South Pacific Featured on Tony Preview Concert; Broadcast Schedule Announced

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29 May 2008

<I>In the Heights</I>' Lin-Manuel Miranda will be part of the Tony Preview concert.
In the Heights' Lin-Manuel Miranda will be part of the Tony Preview concert.
Photo by Mike McGregor

As previously announced, Mario Lopez, who is making his Broadway debut in A Chorus Line, will host "The Visa Signature Tony Awards Preview Concert," which will air in the metropolitan area on WCBS-TV, Channel 2 June 7 at 7 PM.

The Tony special, which was taped May 11 at Jazz at Lincoln Center, will feature performances from A Catered Affair, Cry-Baby, Grease, Gypsy, In the Heights, Passing Strange, South Pacific, Sunday in the Park With George, The Little Mermaid and Xanadu as well as interviews with 2008 Tony nominees Patrick Stewart, Kate Fleetwood, Laurence Fishburne, Laurie Metcalf, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tom Wopat, Andrea Martin, Deanna Dunagan, Paulo Szot, Rob Ashford, Jenna Russell, Stew, Mark Rylance and Chris Fitzgerald.

The "Preview Concert" will also pay homage to Tony-winning shows of seasons past.

A list of broadcast dates and times in local markets follows:
KOVR-TV (Sacramento), Saturday, June 7 at 3 PM
WCBS-TV (New York), Saturday, June 7 at 7 PM
WLMS-TV (Lansing, MI), Saturday, June 7 at 7 PM
WFOR-TV (Miami), Saturday, June 7 at 1 PM
KCNC (Denver), Sunday, June 8 at 11 AM
WBBM-TV (Chicago), Sunday, June 8 at 12 PM
WNEG-TV (Toccoa, GA), Sunday, June 8 at 1 PM
WWJ-TV (Detroit), Sunday, June 8 at 2 PM
KUTV-TV (Salt Lake City), Sunday, June 8 at 2 PM
WOIO-TV (Cleveland), Sunday, June 14 at 8 PM
KYW-TV (Philadelphia), Sunday, June 15 at 11 AM
WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), Sunday, June 15 at 11 AM
KCBS-TV (Los Angeles), Sunday, June 15 at 1 PM
KDKA-TV (Pittsburgh), Sunday, June 15 at 1 PM
KPIX-TV (San Francisco), Sunday, June 15 at 1 PM
KTVT-TV (Dallas), Sunday, June 15 at 2 PM
WUSA-TV (Washington, DC), Sunday, June 15 at 2 PM
WBZ-TV (Boston), Sunday, June 15 at 4 PM

Additional markets will be added; visit TonyAwards.com for more information.



Stage and screen star Whoopi Goldberg will host the 62nd Annual Tony Awards, which will be presented June 15. CBS-TV will broadcast the event live from Radio City Music Hall, 8-11 PM ET. (Red-carpet arrivals will begin at 6 PM).

The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. CBS has broadcast the annual event since 1978.