Today’s quote: Broderick on the Tonys

Matthew Broderick, to The Associated Press, on hosting Sunday’s annual Tony Awards with Nathan Lane, his costar in the Mel Brooks-created The Producers:

“They basically said we want you to do it and if you don’t want to, you have to call Mel and Stro (director Susan Stroman). It would have been fairly dramatic to say, ‘No.’ Nathan has been writing our material and we will look at it together. Hopefully, it will end up reasonably bearable

“The co-hosting part made it a little less daunting. We are going to introduce the show and wave good-bye. We’re not going to do a lot of running-the-thing-along stuff.”