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FINDING NEVERLAND's Gary Barlow to Compose James Corden's Opening TONY Number!


In a new interview with UK's The Sun, TONY host James Corden revealed that 'Take That' frontman Gary Barlow, who composed the music for Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND (and co-wrote the lyrics alongside Eliot Kennedy) has written an original number to open Sunday's 2016 TONY AWARDS!

Shared the LATE LATE SHOW host, "We're going to open the Tonys with quite a big number - and no-one knows that Gary has written it." He adds of the top secret project, "He is flying to New York this week to be with me for the preparation."

Read the interview in full HERE

James Corden will host THE 70TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, airing live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Sunday, June 12 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

This will be Corden's first time hosting the Tonys. He won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play for his performance in "One Man, Two Guvnors" in 2012. Below, check out just-released poster art for the 70th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS along with all-new promo shots featuring host James Corden.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the TONY Awards, which were first held on April 6, 1947 at the Waldorf Astoria's Grand Ballroom. The ceremony is presented by Tony Award Productions, which is a joint venture of the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, which founded the Tonys.

Photo: Jason Bell/CBS

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