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 Philharmonic’s staged concert of Stephen Sondheim’s 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. It’s Bobby’s 35th birthday, and he’s in the mood for a little reflection (a very little reflection). Rest assured, this isn’t 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 $18.
Thu., June 16, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., June 19, 7:30 p.m.; Tue., June 21, 7:30 p.m., 2011
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