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For a couple of familiar faces, The 73rd Annual Tony Awards will mean another big night, but for different reasons. Late-late-night television star James Corden – a Tony winner himself in 2012 for "One Man, Two Guvnors" – has his second stint hosting the yearly salute to the best of Broadway's theater season as CBS airs the event Sunday, June 9, from New York's Radio City Music Hall. Stage and television veteran Judith Light ("Transparent," "Who's the Boss?") will receive the honorary Isabelle Stevenson Award for her dedication to the theater community through her related activism. "I'm so happy to be doing it again, no matter how nervous I feel about the prospect," Corden says of reprising his 2016 Tony Awards job (which helped that special win an Emmy Award). "It's a community of people that means a great deal to me, and I'm incredibly proud to be there just as a representative ushering the night along." The top Tony nominee this year is the musical "Hadestown," with 14 bids. Among talents in the running are Bryan Cranston (for "Network"), Annette Bening ("Arthur Miller's All My Sons"), Jeff Daniels ("To Kill a Mockingbird"), Laurie Metcalf ("Hillary and Clinton"), Santino Fontana ("Tootsie") and Broadway staples Kelli O'Hara ("Kiss Me, Kate") and Stephanie J. Block ("The Cher Show"). "Lots of award shows essentially are just groups of millionaires giving each other gold statues," Corden reasons, "and here is something where you see all of these unbelievable performers doing excerpts from shows they do eight times a week. And it's such a supportive community, so open and loving, I loved doing this the last time. It was one of the best nights of my career, so I just hope I don't let anybody down." Light surely won't, having already proven her extensive service to the theater world not only through consecutive Tony wins in 2012 (for "Other Desert Cities") and 2013 ("The Assembled Parties"), but also by her efforts toward supporting human and LGBTQ+ rights and ending HIV/AIDS. "I remember when I was very young and I was in a theater camp in New Hope, Pa.," reflects Light (also a two-time Daytime Emmy winner). "I didn't realize it until later, but gay men came from the city and were there for the summer to teach dance and drama. And I thought, 'Oh. It was that community that watched out for me.' " Light says she "marvels" that many of her professional ventures echo her personal concerns: "I don't understand at all how that has happened, but I don't care that I don't. We're talking about people taking risks, or people who are infinitely curious about something, and that's part and parcel of this." James Corden and Judith Light celebrate Broadway at 73rd Tony Awards BY JAY BOBBIN Judith Light is among those being honored at The 73rd Annual Tony Awards Sunday on CBS. June 8 - 14, 2019 2 KINGSPORT (TN) TIMES NEWS cover story this week "Casablanca" (1942) While stories abound about the spontaneous backstage combustion that resulted in one of the best-loved films of all time, the saga of reunited romantics Rick and Ilsa (Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman) actually was based on a play titled "Everybody Comes to Rick's." "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951) With his wail of "Stella!," Marlon Brando cemented himself as a screen force to be reckoned with. Oscar winners Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter and Karl Malden also excel in director Elia Kazan's take on Tennessee Williams' play. "The Odd Couple" (1968) Neil Simon's plays yielded many movie translations, but arguably the most fully satisfying is Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau's teaming as the unlikeliest of roommates, fussy Felix and messy Oscar. "Romeo and Juliet" (1968) The Shakespeare classic has had a number of screen versions, but the age-appropriate casting of Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey made director Franco Zeffirelli's retelling especially resonant with audiences. "On Golden Pond" (1981) Ernest Thompson earned an Oscar for adapting his play about a couple in the twilight years ... roles that also brought Academy Awards to Henry Fonda (whose daughter Jane produced the film also also starred) and Katharine Hepburn. "A Few Good Men" (1992) Play-inspired films had fallen out of popularity by the time director Rob Reiner brought Aaron Sorkin's military-courtroom drama to the screen. Among a powerhouse cast including Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon and Kiefer Sutherland, Jack Nicholson steals the show as the self-impressed commander who roars, "You can't handle the truth!" "The Odd Couple" "Casablanca" "A Streetcar Named Desire" BEST PLAYS INTO MOVIES BY JAY BOBBIN Cable Conversion Guide Charter Dish Network Direct TV WETP PBS 2 WCYB NBC 5 5 5 WATE ABC WBIR NBC WJHL CBS 11 11 11 WKPT MNT 6 20 19 WAPK MNT 182 36 36 WEMT FOX 10 39 39 WSBN PBS WLFG IND 8 68 68 AMC Am. Movie Classics 58 131 254 A&E Arts & Entertainment 46 118 265 BET Black Entertainment 60 124 329 BRAVO BRAVO 62 129 237 CMTV Country Music TV 68 166 327 CNBC CNBC 39 208 355 COM Comedy Central 65 107 249 CYB-CW WCYB-DT2 CW 4 28 6 DISC Discovery Channel 47 182 278 E! E! 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