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Barbra Streisand to Present at 2016 Tonys after 46-Year Absence

Barbra Streisand
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The “Funny Girl” star and musical icon last appeared for the awards show in 1970 for her “star of the decade” award.

This year, the Tonys could be one for the ages. If Hamilton fever and host James Corden isn't enough to draw viewers, the show organizers have upped the ante with one of Broadway's true legends--one Barbra Streisand.

The show announced Wednesday the 74-year-old songstress would present an award, but were mum on which one. Streisand hasn't been a part of the annual award show for musical theater talent since she received a "star of the decade" award in 1970.

The multiple Grammy-winning artist is preparing to go on tour starting in August.

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