8:21am PT by Mackenzie Cummings-Grady, Billboard
Sara Bareilles, Josh Groban Launch School Production Social Media Campaign
Tony Awards co-hosts Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban stopped by CBS' The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night to talk about what it’s like having Bruce Springsteen hanging around the Tonys set now that he's been confirmed as a performer.
“The venue is abuzz with energy that Bruce is gonna be there,” Groban said. “Today we were rehearsing and there were, like, 30 people just hanging around the stage, because Bruce was gonna rehearse — people just wanna be around the guy.”
Bareilles added that the two hosts tried to stay later just to get a glimpse of the rock icon, and that they ended up being kicked out prior to his arrival. "But you're the hosts!" Colbert exclaimed. "I know, that's what I said!" added Bareilles with a laugh.
The duo also talked about an upcoming campaign they’re hosting called #TonyDreaming. “We’re inviting people to post pictures under this hashtag, and you might get featured on the Tonys this year,” Bareilles said.
“We want to see pictures of you in a school production, we want to know what roles you played, and we want to know what your dream roles would be if you were ever to find yourself at the Tonys one day,” Groban added.
The Tony Awards are set to air Sunday at 8:00 p.m. ET (tape-delayed on the West Coast) on CBS.
Check out the interview, below.
This story first appeared on Billboard.com.