“The people who watch the Tonys watch the Tonys every year. To try to convince people who don’t is a fruitless endeavor. They don’t go to the theater, so what are they going to do, sit and watch Patina Miller give an acceptance speech?”

— Neil Patrick Harris telling the L.A. Times why he doesn’t take it personally that ratings for the Tony Awards — which he is set to host for the fourth time — dipped last year. Oooh, did he just give away the results of Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical? (Miller, as you of course know, is nominated for “Pippin.”)

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