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NPH To Star In Company

| Filed under: Broadway BabiesNeil Patrick Harris


We can't get enough of him!

Neil Patrick Harris has signed on to star in Stephen Sondheim's Company, a musical about a bachelor, his love life and his crazy married friends. It will be presented by the New York Philharmonic in April.

Of course, Harris will play Robert (aka Bobby), an un-pin-downable single man celebrating his 35th birthday. It's similar to his character Barney on How I Met Your Mother.

NPH said:

“I think one could see Bobby as a bit of a playboy, a sort of serial dater without much behind it. I don’t know that Barney has the deep-seated desire to couple up like Bobby probably does. But then again, Bobby doesn’t have to respond to laugh tracks.”

Performances will run from April 7th-9th and will be produced and directed by Lonny Price.

And Neil is almost as excited to do it as we are!

He added:

Sondheim fills "every beat and note and moment with some intention. It just allows the performer a great opportunity to mine as deep as they choose. My day job requires a shallowness that will be fun to play against.”

Ha. Can't wait!

[Image via WENN.]

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2 comments to “NPH To Star In Company

  1. 1

    Blah blah blah rainbows. Blah blah blah gay brotherhood. Blah blah blah some movie no one will pay to see.

    I really do like NPH but I feel that you only write about him so much because he is gay.

  2. 2

    35th birthday? That's rather straining credibility isn't it?