In theater news, it was announced on Thursday that How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris has been tapped to honor the best of Broadway when he hosts the 2009 Tony Awards.

"The discipline of live theater — doing the same perfect thing night after night, eight times a week — never ceases to amaze me," Neil, who has starred on Broadway in Proof, Cabaret and Assassins said in a statement. "I’m truly honored to have been chosen as the master of ceremonies for this year’s Tony Awards, and I hope to help provide a first-class evening for all."

If you’re not one of the lucky ones with a ticket to the ceremony at Radio City Music Hall, you can watch the Tonys live on CBS, June 7 at 8 p.m. ET.

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