Tonys to put on brave face Sunday

NEW YORK — Last year at the Tony Awards, a rabid interest in “Hamilton” stemmed a three-year slide in viewership. This year, there’s a new host, an old home and hope that a starry list of celebrities can cure the post-“Hamilton” hangover.

Kevin Spacey, the Oscar-winning “House of Cards” star who has a Tony of his own, will be host of the telecast Sunday from the massive 6,000-seat Radio City Music Hall. With a foot in both Broadway and Hollywood, Spacey brings glamour and acting chops to the job. He declined this week to reveal what he plans to do, other than saying, “Everything’s on the table.”

Those watching will see musical numbers from nine new and revival musicals, including “Bandstand,” ”Come From Away,” ”Dear Evan Hansen,” ”Falsettos,” ”Groundhog Day The Musical,” ”Miss Saigon,” Josh Groban and the cast of “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812,” ”Hello, Dolly!” and “War Paint.”