The Tony Awards
were so eager for another "Book of Mormon"-size hit this year that they even invited the show back for an encore, opening the telecast with its number "Hello" a year after it won Best Musical. Trey Parker
and Matt Stone
's irreverent musical introduced a relatively sedate telecast, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris
with aplomb. Though he never had a moment as memorable as last year's riotous ode to theater, "It's Not ...