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James Corden Explains Why Broadway Is Better Than TV in Tony Awards 2019 Opening Number! (Video)

James Corden Explains Why Broadway Is Better Than TV in Tony Awards 2019 Opening Number! (Video)

James Corden does a dance number on stage while performing in the opening number at the 2019 Tony Awards on Sunday (June 9) at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The 40-year-old talk show host is hosting the show this year and he pitted Broadway against television during the opening.

“There’s only so many series you can see, only so many seasons to be binged, before your eyes glaze over, your ass falls asleep and your mind starts coming unhinged. You watch Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, ’til you can’t remember which program is on,” James said while sitting on a couch before the number started. “I’m not speaking of network TV — which is wonderful, obviously.”

“So when you’re tired of flat screen images of actors who aren’t there, playing parts in shows made far away, and finished long ago… trade the remote for the near,” he sang as the number started. “Leave your couch. And travel here.”

James was joined by the stars of Broadway’s best shows for the amazing number!

20+ pictures inside of James Corden performing in the opening number…

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