Jessica Chastain to help hand out Tony Awards

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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2012 file photo, actress Jessica Chastain arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood, Calif.  Chastain will be a presenter at the 66th Annual Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre in New York on Sunday, June 10. Other presenters include Nick Jonas, Amanda Seyfried, Tyler Perry, Jim Parsons and Paul Rudd. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2012 file photo, actress Jessica Chastain arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar party …

NEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Chastain, Nick Jonas, Amanda Seyfried and Jim Parsons are some of the young stars tapped to help host Neil Patrick Harris hand out Tony Awards.

Organizers of the award show unveiled Friday a list of presenters that also includes Paul Rudd, Ellen Barkin, Angela Lansbury, Bernadette Peters, Candice Bergen, Christopher Plummer, James Marsden, Mandy Patinkin, Sheryl Crow and "The Book of Mormon" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

The Tonys will air live on CBS from the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Sunday, June 10.

Chastain, who earned an Oscar nomination for her role in "The Help," will be making her Broadway debut this fall in "The Heiress," a play based on the Henry James novel "Washington Square."

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Online: http://www.TonyAwards.com

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