Neil Patrick Harris to Make Stage Directorial Debut

News   Neil Patrick Harris to Make Stage Directorial Debut Neil Patrick Harris is set to make his directorial debut with the premiere of Amanda Rogers' comedy I Am Grock.
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According to press notes, I Am Grock "looks at a monumental moment in the life of Phoebe Broman, a family therapist, mother and author. Her successful new book promoting raw, uncensored honesty within families has netted her an interview on a national news broadcast. However, things go awry when her entire extended family shows up at her front door an hour before the interview. Phoebe is left with no choice but to heal her own family before the newswoman and cameras arrive." Neil Patrick Harris' Broadway credits include Assassins, Proof and Cabaret as well as the L.A. company of Rent, the Reprise! and New York Philharmonic productions of Sweeney Todd and the London mounting of tick, tick . . . BOOM! Harris is also well known for his television work on "How I Met Your Mother" and "Doogie Howser, M.D."

Playwright Amanda Rogers, wrote, directed and produced the PBS documentary "Behind the Scenes with Groucho," currently airing nationally. In the theatre, she wrote and directed By George, a play about the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, George S. Kaufman, which premiered at Philadelphia's historic Walnut Street Theatre. She wrote and directed the critically acclaimed Naked on Broadway, which also debuted at the Walnut. Amanda has received critical acclaim as a writer/director for the long-running European cirque/cabaret Teatro Zinzanni, based in San Francisco and Seattle.

The private production will take place on July 17 at 7:30 PM at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, CA.

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