June 9 - Theater stars walk the red carpet ahead of the 68th annual Tony Awards. Alicia Powell reports.
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Broadway rolls out the red carpet for the 68th annual Tony Awards.
Stage veterans and newcomers including Gloria Estefan and Sting mingled outside of Radio City Music Hall before heading into the show.
Sting, who will premiere his new musical "The Last Ship" in the fall, talked about the highs and lows of creating a show.
SOUNDBITE: Sting, singer, saying (English):
"Some of the challenges are to produce an entertaining fun show that actually has some meaning. That has something valuable to tell an audience. So, not easy to do."
TV star Neil Patrick Harris, who hosted the show last year, went into the night as the favorite to win for his role in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch."
SOUNDBITE: Neil Patrick Harris, actor, saying (English):
"As the host I've been witness to a lot of people who were expected to win not winning and I've been - seen years where everything you thought was going to happen, happened. There is an arbitrary element to award shows that I think is important. So while I hear front runner things it makes me feel - I shrug and go, 'well that would be cool."
And although five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald was moments away from a history making win, her focus was on having fun.
SOUNDBITE: Audra McDonald, actress, saying (English):
"I just want to have a good time, you know? I'm here with my mom, my daughter and my husband. And everybody's dressed up and I just want to have fun."
The star-studded ceremony was hosted by Hugh Jackman.
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