Neil Patrick Harris returns to the Broadway stage Monday night for a concert performance of Assassins, the Stephen Sondheim musical that won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival. The benefit reunites the 2004 cast (the show first debuted on Broadway in 1990), including Harris, Tony-winner Michael Cerveris, and True Blood’s Denis O’Hare. But while this show is only for one night, Harris tells EW that he hopes the show is just the start of more theater work for him in the near future.
“My worry is I’m going to do this one night and then be dying to get back on stage and do a full production,” Harris says. He hopes the future might hold even edgier stage work. “I’d love to do something very against type. I’d love to revive something dirty and raw … to do something radical like Hedwig, something that would really be outside the box.”
Harris’s hit show, How I Met Your Mother, is well into its eighth season, and CBS execs haven’t yet decided if it will see a ninth. Either way, Harris is already starting to think about what he’ll do next.