Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman

X-Men: Days of the Future Past star Hugh Jackman is all set to host the 68th Annual Tony Awards for the fourth consecutive year. The award show honours the Broadway stars for excellence in theatre.

The three-hour event will take place at Radio City Music Hall in New York on Sunday and will be telecasted live on CBS.

A slew of celebrities and Broadway stars are expected to hit the red carpet before the fun-filled award ceremony begins.

Jackman has tweeted his excitement for hosting the show and said he 'can't wait for the show to begin'.

Hollywood stars Bradley Cooper, Orlando Bloom, Kevin Bacon and Clint Eastwood are expected to attend the award night, reported CBS News.

Musical comedy 'A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder' is leading the Tony Award nominations with 10 nods while experts predict the show will win the best musical award for the year.

However, it might face tough competition from another nominee, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which has got eight nominations.

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"After Midnight," "Beautiful - The Carole King Musical," "The Glass Menagerie" and "Twelfth Night" have received seven nominations each.

Neil Patrick Harris, along with the cast of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, are set to perform during the award ceremony.

Other highlights of the show include a special 10th-anniversary performance by the cast of Wicked and an honorary award to Broadway veteran Rosie O'Donnell.

The 68th Annual Tony Awards will be telecasted live on CBS TV network but the entire show will be available on their official website the very next day. Click here to watch the show online.

Here are some fan tweets expressing their excitement for the award show.