NY Philharmonic Company Concert, With Neil Patrick Harris, Will Get DVD Release

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The film of the New York Philharmonic concert staging of Company, starring Neil Patrick Harris and Patti LuPone, will be released on DVD, director Lonny Price told Playbill.com.

Neil Patrick Harris in Company.
Neil Patrick Harris in Company. Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

"It will for sure happen," Price confirmed. Negotiations are currently underway, though a timeline for the DVD release has not been set.

Price staged the April 7-9, 2011, concerts at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Featuring a Tony Award-winning score by Stephen Sondheim and a Tony-winning book by George Furth, the film of Company in concert was also released in cinemas across the U.S. in June.

Price's Philharmonic staging of Sondheim's Sweeney Todd and Leonard Bernstein's Candide are both available on DVD for home viewing.

Emmy winner Harris ("How I Met Your Mother," Assassins) played bachelor Bobby, with Tony and Olivier Award winner LuPone (Gypsy, Evita, Master Class) as acerbic, martini-slinging society gal Joanne. A cast of stage and television favorites also took part in the concerts, including Martha Plimpton (as Sarah), Tony winner Anika Noni Rose (as Marta), Stephen Colbert (Harry), Jim Walton (as Larry), Jon Cryer (as David), Craig Bierko (as Peter), two-time Tony winner Katie Finneran (as Amy), Christina Hendricks (as April), Aaron Lazar (as Paul), Jill Paice (as Susan), Jennifer Laura Thompson (as Jenny) and Chryssie Whitehead (as Kathy).

Also featured were Alexa Green, Fred Inkley, Rob Lorey, Jessica Vosk, Callie Carter, Ariana DeBose, Sean Ewing, Ashley Fitzgerald, Lorin Latarro and Lee Wilkins. Paul Gemignani conducted the Philharmonic, which played Jonathan Tunick's original orchestrations.

Popular standouts in the score include "Being Alive," "The Ladies Who Lunch," "Another Hundred People," "You Could Drive A Person Crazy" and the title song.

Here's how the Philharmonic billed the concert: "Five married, once-married, and soon-to-be-married couples and their mutual friend, Robert (Mr. Harris), a bachelor who has been unable to connect in a long-term relationship. The relationships are presented in a series of vignettes, primarily through Robert's eyes." 

Neil Patrick Harris and Patti LuPone in <i>Company</i>.
Neil Patrick Harris and Patti LuPone in Company. Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN
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