Perhaps best known for his television work in 90s teen medical drama Doogie Howser, M.D., and more recently on How I Met Your Mother, Neil Patrick Harris has been lauded lately for breathing new life into the Great White Way; the actor has performed in several Broadway productions and hosted the Tony Awards ceremony twice now.
With a little help from our technical friends at the Lincoln Center, fans will have the chance to see Harris perform catchy songs and break out the jazz hands at the local movie theater. The New York Philharmonics staged concert of Stephen Sondheims Company, which starred Harris and ran for four performances in April at Lincoln Center, was filmed and will now be shown on the big screen at select theaters.
At the center of Company is Bobby (Harris), a man who has made commitment phobia into an art, his married friends and his multiple girlfriends. Its Bobbys 35th birthday, and hes in the mood for a little reflection (a very little reflection). Rest assured, this isnt a case of summer stock with a cast of unknowns revolving around a central star: the lineup includes Patti Lupone, Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Christina Hendricks and Martha Plimpton. It goes without saying that Harris finds himself in good company. 7:30 p.m. June 16, 19 and 21. Various local theaters. For information, visit www.screenvision.com. $18.
Thu., June 16, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., June 19, 7:30 p.m.; Tue., June 21, 7:30 p.m., 2011