Neil Patrick Harris talks 'Company': Watch the exclusive video here!

Last month, Neil Patrick Harris led an all-star cast — including Stephen Colbert, Christina Hendricks, and Jon Cryer — in a staged reading of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Company at NYC’s Lincoln Center. But the four-nights-only show left plenty of ticketless fans clamoring for their chance to see the spectacle — enough, in fact, that the show’s producers decided to film it and bring it to theaters for a limited run starting June 15. In an exclusive interview with EW’s Dave Karger (below), Harris chats about his experience on the show and why co-star Colbert  turned out to be a musical-theater natural. And there’s more — head to EW’s Facebook page and “Like” us to see an exclusive video of Harris talking about his upcoming gig hosting this year’s Tony Awards on June 12.

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  • Jacob

    Huzzah!

  • Canadian

    C’mon EW, you list who is performing with and you don’t mention Patti LuPone, the biggest star in the show?????? Because she’s not a TV or movie star? Lazy reporting and insulting to everyone involved.

    • Kat

      Patti?? Is that you??

      • Jason

        ^And the Tony for best Broadway comment on a non-Broadway board goes to…

      • Canadian

        Is Patti from Canada???? Duh…

  • Whiteotter

    Finally, a film I actually would want to see in 3-D (alas). Can’t wait to see it!

    • Monica

      No. No 3D. Please.

  • JKL

    I love Neil Patrick Harris! What a great guy.

  • Bebe

    So wait a minute … After making theater-goers pay upwards of $200 for a good seat to this, they’re going to show it at movie theaters for $13? Incredible.

    • Canadian

      Bebe, you’re not serious are you with that comment???

    • Kelly

      As someone who bought a ticket and came in to NYC from out of town to see the performance, I’m perfectly thrilled they’re releasing it in theaters – they’ll be two very different experiences. (And I hope they release it on DVD, too.)

      No one *made* me pay for anything – I chose to, based on my interest in Sondheim and the actors and actresses involved.

      Not everyone has a chance to go in to NYC to see something like this – why shouldn’t friends in other cities or countries have the opportunity to see it as well?

    • Bebe

      Absolutely serious. They shouldn’t have charged that much to begin with if they planned on releasing it at the movies. It makes the whole original experience kind of a rip-off.

      • Aaron

        Hilarious. So the only people who should be able to see this are the people who attended? Releasing it will allow more people to see it, right? Seeing it LIVE was the treat for those who were able to get tickets. Seeing it in a movie theater is a less intimate and thrilling experience, esp. with the caliber of the cast. If you are offended that you “had” to pay “so” much, maybe hole yourself up for the rest of your life and stalk the movie listings to see if rare live performances will possibly be screened.

      • sd

        Would you say paying $13 for a DVD of a live performance of a Musician would be a rip off to those who were there in person? I think not.

      • Priscellie

        What about student rush tickets, which allow college kids to experience Broadway for $20? Do you think that cheapens the experience for those who paid full price? Patronizing the arts is about allowing artists to continue to create; it isn’t about excluding people who can’t pay.

      • Thomasina

        I know this may be a shock to you (you might need to take a deep breath and find a seat before I say it) but not everybody lives in New York.

    • Priscellie

      I’m with Kelly. I paid just shy of $300 for my first tier box seat, and I’m overjoyed they’re releasing it in movie theatres. I paid that premium to see it in person, practically within spitting distance of the stage, an experience cinema can never reproduce. Patti LuPone OWNED “Ladies Who Lunch,” NPH brought me to tears with “Being Alive,” and the cast had to do an encore of “Side By Side,” because the audience absolutely refused to stop clapping. And I was there! I can’t wait to see it again on screen, this time bringing a group of friends. I’d love to own it on DVD, as well.

  • jdar22169

    I’m so excited! It is frustrating to live on the West Coast sometimes….

  • George

    Looks great. I found even more Behind The Scenes footage and photos of Company at their Facebook page. Facebook.com/CompanyOnScreen. Can’t wait!

  • Inspector Karamazov

    I can’t even express how excited I am about this. I’m a (very poor) college kid who had no way of getting to NY to see this live, let alone buy a ticket. Company is my all time favourite show, and NPH is one of my all time favourite actors. So psyched! :D

  • Tobetta

    Where can I get the dvd for this performance?

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