Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Neil Patrick Harris To Host Tony Awards For Fourth Time


Neil Patrick Harris will host the Tony Awards for the fourth time. The show airs on CBS on June 9th with lots of drama in many races. Harris is also the star of CBS’s “How I Married Your Mother” which has been on the air so long now it should be called “How I Married Your Grandmother.” Anyway, he’s back since Bette Midler did not heed the call of her fans. Midler is likely a no show at the Tonys since she wasn’t nominated for her box office hit “I’ll Eat You Last.” But the Tonys will have plenty of stars and maybe even a “Bosom Buddies” reunion with Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari from “Lucky Guy” and Holland Taylor from “Ann.” Sigourney Weaver will probably participate to honor her nominated colleagues from “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.” But it’s the musicals that will be the draw: “Kinky Boots,” “Matilda,” “Pippin,” and “Cinderella” are big draws at the box office, and exciting shows period.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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