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The Tony Awards will be heavy on showcasing works on Broadway this season, with performances from Ricky Martin, Raul Esparza, Audra McDonald, Matthew Broderick and the casts of “Godspell” and “Ghost: The Musical,” among many others.

Producers on Monday revealed a list of performances that include all four new musicals — “Newsies,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “Once” and the now-closed “Leap of Faith” — but also the revivals “Follies,” “Evita,” “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” and “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

The show will even have performances from several plays, including “End of the Rainbow,” “Peter and the Starcatcher” and “One Man, Two Guvnors.”

The Tonys will air live on CBS from the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Sunday. Neil Patrick Harris returns as host.

‘Desperate Housewives’ actress Joosten dies

Kathryn Joosten, a character actress best known as the crotchety, yet loveable, Karen McCluskey on “Desperate Housewives” and the president’s secretary on “The West Wing,” has died. She was 72.

Miss Joosten, who had battled lung cancer for 11 years, died Saturday at her home in Los Angeles, her publicist Nadine Jolson said.

Miss Joosten “was surrounded by love and humor ‘til the end,” her family said in a statement. “We are laughing through our tears.”

Miss Joosten won two Emmy Awards for her portrayal of Mrs. McCluskey, who kept a close eye on her Wisteria Lane neighbors on “Desperate Housewives.” The hit show ended its eight-year run on ABC last month with a series finale in which Miss Joosten’s character passed away. Her character’s battle with cancer was a storyline in the show.

Miss Rhode Island wins crown as Miss USA

A 20-year-old cellist from Rhode Island won the Miss USA crown and will represent the United States in this year’s Miss Universe pageant after embracing transgender beauty queens.

Olivia Culpo topped a field of 51 beauty queens Sunday to take the title at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. She strutted across the stage in a purple bikini and a purple evening gown with sparkly belt.

In the final question round, Miss Culpo was faced with the most difficult question of the night: Would it be fair for a person born a man to be named Miss Universe after becoming a woman? Miss Culpo never stumbled as she embraced the Miss Universe Organization’s recent decision to admit transgender contestants.

“I do think that would be fair,” Miss Culpo said. “But I could understand how people could be apprehensive to take that road.”

Rounding out the top five contestants were first runner-up Nana Meriwether of Maryland, second runner-up Audrey Bolte of Ohio, third runner-up Jade Kelsall of Nevada and fourth runner-up Jasmyn Wilkins of Georgia.

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