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Without 'Hamilton' buzz, Tonys to put on brave face Sunday

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. None other than "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will be on hand to help the transition.

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 earlier this week to reveal what he plans to...