Finally, a way for American history buffs and "How I Met Your Mother" fans to break bread— Neil Patrick Harris is returning to Broadway for a Studio 54 reunion concert of the hit musical "Assassins."
He will be joined by other members of the 2004 Tony-award winning cast, including Denis O'Hare, Marc Kudisch, Becky Ann Baker and Michael Cerveris. The one-night only Dec. 3 show benefits the producing arm of the non-profit Roundabout Theatre Company, and offers high donors entrance to a cast party.
Written by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, "Assassins" is a revue-style portrait of various people who attempted (and sometimes succeeded) to kill the president of the United States. Cerveris describes the opening scene: "As the musical opens, a crowd is gathering at a carnival shooting gallery which features a revolving wheel on which various Presidents are depicted. Attempting to entice customers towards his stand, the proprietor of this little shooting gallery shouts out loudly, 'C'mere and kill a President!'"
The show premiered off Broadway in 1990, and the 2004 Broadway production won five Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Actor for Michael Cerveris, for his portrayal of John Wilkes Booth. Tickets go on sale today.