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  • Aug. 6, 2010
  • NEIL PATRICK HARRIS CONFIRMED TO DIRECT RENT
    AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL

    TIM WEIL CONFIRMED AS MUSICAL DIRECTOR

     WHAT: Neil Patrick Harris makes his directorial debut of a musical with the premiere of Rentat the Hollywood Bowl on August 6, 7 & 8. Harris starred in Rent, playing Mark Cohen, for the Los Angeles production/2nd National Tour of the musical in 1997. His performance garnered him a Drama League Award. Harris may best be known for his memorable television roles, including his current Emmy-nominated role as Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother as well as the title role in Doogie Howser, M.D. Harris also hosted the 63rd Tony Awards and the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards.

    Tim Weil, the original Musical Supervisor and Conductor for Rent on Broadway, and Musical Supervisor for the 2009 US Tour of Rent, is confirmed as Musical Director of the Hollywood Bowl’s fully staged production. Weil also served as Musical Director for Shrek The Musical on Broadway, which received 8 Tony Award nominations.

    With a 12-year run on Broadway, a Tony Award for Best Musical, and a Pulitzer Prize, Rent is one of the most groundbreaking and popular shows of all time.

    WHEN: AUGUST 6, 7 & 8, 2010

    WHERE:
    HOLLYWOOD BOWL
    2301 North Highland Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90068

    HOW TO PURCHASE: Subscriptions are currently available for purchase online at HollywoodBowl.com or by calling 323-850-2000. Single tickets are available beginning May 2, 2010. Single tickets may be purchased online at HollywoodBowl.com, by phone at 323-850-2000, in person at the Hollywood Bowl box office, or by calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000, and at all Ticketmaster outlets.

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