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TONY AWARDS TO FEATURE NEIL PATRICK HARRIS — AND SPIDER-MAN

April 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

This year’s Tony Awards will once again by hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, who hosted them two years ago and won an Emmy for his effort. This year’s ceremonies, to be carried by CBS on June 12, will originate from Broadway’s Beacon theater and could see an uptick in ratings due to interest in the lavish production of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, which received several nominations. Referring to the numerous accidents that plagued the musical in early previews, Harris said, “We’ve got a fantastic mix of live performances, a few secret surprises and since they’re closed for retooling, we’re using all the rigging equipment from Spider-Man. What could possibly go wrong?” The Tonys, always the lowest-rated awards show, has been hit by some particularly dismal ratings during the past three years.