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Ariana DeBose & Kate Shindle Weigh in on Swings and Understudies at the Tonys

Shindle shared on Twitter, "the rumors that @TheTonyAwards will ignore swings and understudies are just wrong."

Amid Twitter buzz that the Tony Awards, airing this Sunday, June 12, will not be highlighting the swings and understudies of Broadway, Tony Awards host Ariana DeBose and Actors' Equity Association president Kate Shindle have taken to Twitter to address and dispel the rumors.

See their tweets below.

Academy Award winner and Tony nominee Ariana DeBose will host The 75th Annual Tony Awards, airing live coast-to-coast from Radio City Music Hall, on Sunday, June 12th (8:00-11:00 PM, LIVE ET/5:00-8:00 PM, LIVE PT) on the CBS Television Network, and streaming live and on demand on Paramount+. Julianne Hough and Darren Criss will host "The Tony Awards: Act One," one hour of exclusive content streaming live, only on Paramount+ (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/4:00-5:00 PM, PT.)

For more information on tickets to the 75th Annual Tony Awards please visit: www.TonyAwards.com/tickets.




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