James Corden's Electrifying 2019 Tony Awards Opening Number Salutes The Magic Of Live Broadway

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  • Published: 10 June 2019
  • James Corden celebrated the magic of live shows, with a brief interruption from Bryan Cranston, to open the 2019 Tony Awards. James was joined on stage by the casts of Ain't Too Proud, Tootsie, Oklahoma!, Beetlejuice, The Prom, Hadestown, and Kiss Me, Kate. Watch the 73rd Annual Tony Awards live on the West Coast at 8pm on CBS and CBS All Access, and stream the show on demand with CBS All Access.
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  • Joe Gamba
    Joe Gamba  48 minutes back

    The BEST.....the BEST.....I'm 77 y.o. and laughing my ass off. This was the highlight of my day....Thank you both so much. I agree with another commenter.....have Lance tell some double entendre jokes...PLEASE?

    • Scarlett Witch
      Scarlett Witch  2 hours back

      Omg I'm tearing up..... Like him🤣😂😐

      • jennifer curtis
        jennifer curtis  2 hours back

        On boring....Narcissistic James AGAIN!!!over the top, repeated comedy...

        • Bar Rez
          Bar Rez  3 hours back

          I got emotional in the end when James finally got therespect admiration and gratitude from the audience.
          He is Broadway's greatest ambassador!
          People need to see his talent and encouragement of theater inspiring so many. If hed loseweight he'd be on every magazine cover and tv show but, image is everything in this business and he is overlooked and under-rated.
          His smile lights up a room.

          • Chris Tenzis
            Chris Tenzis  4 hours back

            Barf.

            • enrique iglesias heartbeat

              WoooooW...!!!
              "I Love you, did I ever tell ya?
              You make it Better like that.. "

              • Reading is Magic! TV
                Reading is Magic! TV  5 hours back

                Wow, James! You got through all those lyrics and choreography - what an opener!

                • Sue Allen
                  Sue Allen  6 hours back

                  This was such a fantastic opening! Loved every second of it. James Corden you are MARVELOUS!!!!!

                  • MS
                    MS  6 hours back

                    OH GOD HE'S SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CRAP.........BRING ME NEIL PATRICK ANY TIME INSTEAD !

                    • M3 m3 m3
                      M3 m3 m3  6 hours back

                      That was simply sensational!!!!

                      • HiLucyHere
                        HiLucyHere  7 hours back

                        AMAZING

                        • yeni toy
                          yeni toy  7 hours back

                          DoDo I see Corbin Bleu???? At 6 min I see Corbin Bleu???? At 6 min

                          • Kobina Mbeah
                            Kobina Mbeah  8 hours back

                            I pray I have this Broadway and Tony's experience one day 😪💕❤️

                            • Sanfranshelley & Jolie
                              Sanfranshelley & Jolie  8 hours back

                              Awwww the ending was like," They like me, they really like me!" Sweet ✌️😍🤟

                              • Sanfranshelley & Jolie
                                Sanfranshelley & Jolie  8 hours back

                                That was nostalgically Fantastic! Ironic that I could only see it on youtube!

                                • BigJetPlane13
                                  BigJetPlane13  8 hours back

                                  Damn James. That was fking awesome and epic!!!

                                  • Edmund Singleton
                                    Edmund Singleton  9 hours back

                                    Lately I’ve been very busy blogging about every subject
                                    under the sun, I know to one who is not one, blogging can seem like taking only
                                    a few minutes to post, in reality that is all it takes, not the weeks of prep,
                                    research and thought that govern the most successful postings. So, its little
                                    wonder I fell a little behind my DVR viewing from which I glean most of my posted
                                    subjects. Finally, I got caught up to the CBS News Sunday Morning program to the
                                    day of the Tony awards, that featured most subjects that was flavored with most
                                    aspects of “show business”, like, acting, singing, wigging. make-up, dancing,
                                    music and lyrics, directing, lighting, costuming, staging, writing, book
                                    adaptation, and most importantly, “journalism”…

                                    • krys meg
                                      krys meg  9 hours back

                                      james was made for this <3

                                      • Lofty Standards
                                        Lofty Standards  10 hours back

                                        Electrifying? Really?... oookay...whatever u say....

                                        • George Rady
                                          George Rady  11 hours back

                                          Tony Awards... WHO CARES!!! As a guy who takes in at least five shows a year... WHO CARES ABOUT ACTORS VOTING AWARDS FOR THEMSELVES!?! Worse that the Oscars because it’s a much smaller audience.

                                          How is this different from tech gurus voting themselves awards at the end of every year?

                                          Or food services? Or Uber? Or Porn “stars”?

                                          • deoo iopg
                                            deoo iopg  11 hours back

                                            A CHORUS LINE

                                            • CHRISTOPHER DUNCAN
                                              CHRISTOPHER DUNCAN  13 hours back

                                              I miss Neil Patrick Harris or Hugh Jackman hosting, I do love James but they are better.

                                              • Ian dlV
                                                Ian dlV  14 hours back

                                                Bloody Hell, what a performance. James Cordon was brilliant. An all round performer.

                                                • joeh tom
                                                  joeh tom  15 hours back

                                                  James is amazing but tbh no one can top neil patrick harris

                                                  • PoppyCorn144
                                                    PoppyCorn144  15 hours back

                                                    This is ok, but NPH was so great I want him to do it again.

                                                    I’m not disparaging this offering but it’s not what we need.

                                                    • TheBrabon1
                                                      TheBrabon1  15 hours back

                                                      cheesy and boring

                                                      • Lyrics n Stuff
                                                        Lyrics n Stuff  18 hours back

                                                        8:00 wtf this some black magic

                                                        • Northern Woman
                                                          Northern Woman  18 hours back

                                                          PERFECT!!!! Thank you James and crew. ❤️❤️❤️

                                                          Pay TV was originally supposed to be commercial free because we were paying for it.

                                                          • Casey Sterling
                                                            Casey Sterling  20 hours back

                                                            LES MIS REFERENCE RIGHT OFF THE BAT

                                                            • Sue ojeda
                                                              Sue ojeda  21 hours back

                                                              Yuck 🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢

                                                              • foolsgo1d
                                                                foolsgo1d  21 hours back

                                                                coolcoolcool im not crYING

                                                                • tatt oo sticker
                                                                  tatt oo sticker  22 hours back

                                                                  Do I see Corbin Bleu???? At 6 min

                                                                  • Sylvia Mckinley
                                                                    Sylvia Mckinley  22 hours back

                                                                    Brilliant Outstanding Performance! ... Bravo James Corden!!

                                                                    • Paulina Undurraga
                                                                      Paulina Undurraga  22 hours back

                                                                      I love a fat guy who can dance! What a superb performance, electrifying through the monitor!!! Well done James!

                                                                      • MeyerVision
                                                                        MeyerVision  23 hours back

                                                                        whoa nelly

                                                                        • iamthebatmads
                                                                          iamthebatmads  23 hours back

                                                                          that was so awesome to watch. and the happiness at the end. amazing

                                                                          • Maaike Buning
                                                                            Maaike Buning  1 days back

                                                                            It looks like a copy of Neil Patrick Harris his opening a few years ago! And that was brilliant! This was.... not original.. sorry

                                                                            • Lynn Hamps
                                                                              Lynn Hamps  1 days back

                                                                              Oh how far he has come..amazing really.

                                                                              • Ali Delgado
                                                                                Ali Delgado  1 days back

                                                                                This man is simply brilliant.

                                                                                • Sue Edwards
                                                                                  Sue Edwards  1 days back

                                                                                  This is slightly cringeworthy....I guess he’s just adapted to the demands of US showbiz

                                                                                  • warriorcatsfan14
                                                                                    warriorcatsfan14  1 days back

                                                                                    A CHORUS LINE

                                                                                    • Carolina Ines De Vivo
                                                                                      Carolina Ines De Vivo  1 days back

                                                                                      Wonderfull, you are the best, James !!! 👏👏👏🎉🎉❣

                                                                                      • James Smithe
                                                                                        James Smithe  1 days back

                                                                                        That was good but, you know, he's no Neil Patrick Harris.

                                                                                        • DAwu不是大大
                                                                                          DAwu不是大大  1 days back

                                                                                          James is amazing but tbh no one can top neil patrick harris

                                                                                          • AwesomeAlex! Adam
                                                                                            AwesomeAlex! Adam  1 days back

                                                                                            James Corden has a Gift even with All those homo's, that was entertaining to watch.

                                                                                            • T Stanton
                                                                                              T Stanton  1 days back

                                                                                              Amazing

                                                                                              • Artistic Endeavors
                                                                                                Artistic Endeavors  1 days back

                                                                                                One of the worst. Right up there with Allan Carr's Rob Lowe & Cinderella fiasco!

                                                                                                • Samir Jani
                                                                                                  Samir Jani  1 days back

                                                                                                  someone send this guy a diet plan.