Neil Patrick Harris to reprise his Broadway role in Assassins

Will reunite with former castmates for one night only performance

Neil Patrick Harris to reprise his Broadway role in Assassins
21 August 2012

Between Doogie Howser MD and How I Met Your Mother, Neil Patrick Harris had quite a successful career on Broadway.

One of this shows was the Stephen Sondheim musical Assassins which explores the lives and motivations of the people who have killed or tried to kill U.S. presidents, including John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald and John Hinckley Jr.

Harris played Oswald in the original production and will reunite with original cast members Becky Ann Baker, James Barbour, Mario Cantone, Mary Catherine Garrison, Alexander Gemignani, Marc Kudisch, Jeffrey Kuhn and Denis O’Hare for a one-night-only benefit for the Roundabout Theater Company’s musical theater program.

The performance will take place on Dec. 3 at New York’s Studio 54. Tickets go on sale next week.

Harris, who hosted this year’s Tony Awards, also starred on Broadway in Cabaret and Proof, in the national touring company of Rent and opposite Patti LuPone in a concert version of Sweeney Todd. He also starred in limited-run all-star performance of Company last year that was eventually screened in theaters.

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