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Tony Awards: Live coverage of Broadway's biggest night

June 12, 2011 |  4:29 pm

Nph Welcome to our live coverage of the Tony Awards ceremony. The awards, organized by the American Theatre Wing and the Broadway League, will be broadcast live on CBS starting at 8 p.m. ET, with a delay for the West Coast.

This year's ceremony is taking place at the Beacon Theatre in New York. We'll be live blogging the event here so check back throughout the ceremony for updates and commentary. (Here's a list of this year's nominees.)

In addition, we will be hosting a live Tonys chat at The Envelope.

"The Book of Mormon" is the heavy favorite going into tonight's ceremony, with a total of 14 nominations. The musical comedy, from the makers of "South Park," has a chance of breaking the record for the most Tonys won by  a musical, which is the 12 won by "The Producers" in 2001.

In the play category, the favorite is harder to call, but many expected "War Horse" to be the big winner. The British war drama, adapted by Nick Stafford from the book by Michael Morpurgo, uses life-size puppets to represent its equine characters.

This year's host is Neil Patrick Harris, who previously hosted the Tonys in 2009.


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-- David Ng

Photo (top): Neil Patrick Harris arrives at the Tony Awards ceremony at the Beacon Theatre in New York. Credit: Jason Kempin / Getty Images

Photo credit (bottom): American Theatre Wing