James Corden is in New York ahead of his turn hosting the Tony Awards on Sunday (June 12), so what better way to explore the city than carpooling with some Broadway stars?
(Okay, so Manhattan traffic might not be the best of starts, but there’s time for Central Park and Grimaldi’s later.)
Man of the moment Lin-Manuel Miranda is the first to step up to the plate, and the pair take it in turns to sing “Guns and Ships” from his hit multi-nominated musical Hamilton, with James proving once again he’s the lyrical king with a word-perfect rendition of Lafayette’s fiendishly tricky verse.
The Late Late Show host then picked up three more Broadway stars: Private Practice‘s Audra McDonald, who’s starring as vaudeville performer Lottie Gee in new musical Shuffle Along; Modern Family‘s Jesse Tyler Ferguson (currently performing on stage in Fully Committed); and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt‘s Jane Krakowski, whose performance in She Loves Me has been nominated for a Tony.
The quintet get through renditions of “Seasons of Love” from Rent, and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” from the Jersey Boys soundtrack.
And if the hair on the back of your neck isn’t already standing on end, then how about this for a finale: James and his new-found friends take on showstopper “One Day More” from Les Misérables, with Audra hitting one final belter.
All together now: Oooonnnee Daaaaaaaaaaayyy Moooooooooooooooooooooooore!Read More