(NEW YORK) -- The New York Post reported Wednesday the producers of the usually ratings-challenged Tony Awards telecast were eager to shake things up for the 2011 show in June, and had comic Chris Rock at the top of their hosting wish list.
Rock, who hosted the Academy Awards in 2005, has been winning raves on Broadway with his performance in the play Motherf**ker with a Hat, and is expected to nab a Tony nomination for it. However, as much as the producers of the show want him, Entertainment Weekly reports Rock won't host.
His rep tells the magazine he's willing to be involved with the show in some other way, however.
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