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Thom Geier
June 09, 2013 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Will Tom Hanks win a Tony Award for his Broadway debut in the late Nora Ephron’s drama Lucky Guy? Will 88-year-old Cicely Tyson also pick up her first for the revival A Trip to Bountiful? And which buzzy new musical featuring a cross-dressing lead actor — Matilda or Kinky Boots — will emerge victorious? Will Bette Midler make an appearance despite being snubbed for Broadway’s biggest honor? And will Bette or Shia LaBeouf become the favored punchline target for four-time host Neil Patrick Harris?

Join Jason Clark and me tonight for’s annual live blog of the Tonys, beginning at 8 p.m. ET. We’ll have reports from Erin Strecker and Melissa Rose Bernardo on the red carpet, in the press room, and around the auditorium of Radio City Music Hall.

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