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Barbra Streisand to make rare Tonys appearance

By Karen Butler
Barbra Streisand to make rare Tonys appearance
President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Freedom to singer Barbra Streisand during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C. November 24, 2015. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, June 1 (UPI) -- Barbra Streisand will make her first appearance this month on the Tony Awards stage since 1970.

Streisand, 74, will release "ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway," her third Broadway album, later this year.

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The Tonys telecast -- honoring excellence on Broadway -- will air live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City on June 12 on CBS.

Other celebrities confirmed to attend this year's gala are Oprah Winfrey, Cate Blanchett, Steve Martin, Edie Brickell, Carole King, Audra McDonald, Saoirse Ronan, Patina Miller and Nathan Lane. Additional presenters will be announced soon, the network said.

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