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Tony Awards 2016: Barbra Streisand to present

This’ll be her first appearance at the show since 1970

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Babs is back.

Barbra Streisand will present at the 70th Annual Tony Awards, CBS announced Wednesday.

Her appearance will mark Streisand’s first appearance at the ceremony since 1970, when she was given the Star of the Decade award. It also marks the beginning of an eventful summer for the 74-year-old stage legend, with a nine-city North American tour in August and third Broadway duets album, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, on the way.

This year’s Tony Awards will feature Oprah Winfrey, Cate Blanchett, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Carole King, Audra McDonald, Saoirse Ronan, Patina Miller, and Nathan Lane. Mega-hit Hamilton will be the big story of the night with its 16 nominations.

The Tony Awards airs live from New York’s Beacon Theatre at 8 p.m. ET (delayed PT) on June 12 on CBS.