News Nuggets: Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming hosting the 2015 Tony Awards

Past winners Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming will host the 2015 Tony Awards airing June 7 on CBS. Chenoweth is a nominee this year for “On the Twentieth Century” as Best Actress in a Musical. Cumming recently reprised his Tony-winning role in “Cabaret” and has CBS connections with his regular job on “The Good Wife.” Other names rumored as possibilties to host this year had been previous champ James Corden (“Late Late Show”), Stephen Colbert (upcoming host of “Late Show”), and Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory“). Neither of the most recent emcees — Hugh Jackman and Neil Patrick Harris — were expected to return this time. E! Online

Which shows are in the most danger of being canceled in the next few weeks? Bill Gorman‘s “The Cancel Bear” items say some of the ones most likely on the chopping block are “Agent Carter” (ABC), “Hawaii Five-0” (CBS), “The Following” (Fox), and “The Mysteries of Laura” (NBC). TV by the Numbers

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The Film Society of Lincoln Center celebrates the career of Robert Redford on Monday. Barbra Streisand, his co-star in “The Way We Were,” presented the 42nd Chaplin Award to him at the tribute dinner. Others featured were Jane Fonda, Elisabeth Moss, John Turturro, and directors Laura Poitras, Quentin Tarantino, and J.C. Chandor. Hollywood Reporter

Two-time Oscar nominee Viola Davis will join forces with HBO to develop and star in a biopic about Harriet Tubman. The telefilm will tell the story of the famous abolitionist in the 1800s and the underground railroad. Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin TV, Kirk Ellis (“John Adams”), and Doug Ellin (“Entourage”) will all be involved. It could be the type of role that could bring her an Emmy Award, and she is a frontrunner this year for the drama series “How to Get Away with Murder.” The Wrap

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As “Mad Men” ends its long run on AMC, the network will toast the series with a special event. The four-time Emmy winner as Best Drama Series will reunite the cast for a live reading of the first season finale “The Wheel” on Sunday, May 17, in Los Angeles. Jason Reitman will direct the event, which will include creator Matthew Weiner and cast members Jon Hamm, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, John Slattery, and Kiernan Shipka. Thompson on Hollywood

Oscar-winning cinematographer Andrew Lesnie dies Monday at age 59. He lensed all of the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” films for director Peter Jackson, winning his Academy Award for the first installment, “The Fellowship of the Ring.” Other movies in his career included “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” “I Am Legend,” and the just-opened Russell Crowe film “The Water Diviner.” Variety

Suzanne Crough, the youngest star of 1970s comedy “The Partridge Family,” dies in Nevada on Monday ag age 52. She was the tambourine player for the fictional pop band led by Oscar champ Shirley Jones and David Cassidy. After that show ended in 1974, she had small roles on other TV programs and a few movies. TV Guide

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