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Neil Patrick Harris to Host Roundabout Theater Company 50th Anniversary Documentary

The show will air on NBC 4 in New York.

Neil Patrick Harris will host A Roundabout Road to Broadway, a new documentary about the famed Roundabout Theatre Company.
Neil Patrick Harris will host A Roundabout Road to Broadway, a new documentary about Roundabout Theatre Company.
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New York's NBC 4 will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Broadway's Roundabout Theatre Company with the broadcast of the new 22-minute documentary film A Roundabout Road to Broadway. Directed by Andrew Lawton, the show will air on February 6 at 7pm.

Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris (Roundabout's production of Assassins), the work will pull back the curtain to reveal the daring risks, artistic leaps of faith, and blood, sweat, and tears that drove the evolution of Roundabout Theatre Company, one of NYC's most beloved cultural institutions. The film features interviews from Roundabout vets including Alec Baldwin, Laura Benanti, Matthew Broderick, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Adam Driver, Jake Gyllenhaal, Stephen Karam, Jane Krakowski, Frank Langella, Audra McDonald, Dame Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson, Christopher Plummer, and many more.

Roundabout found early success producing classic plays out of a supermarket basement. From this humble space, Roundabout garnered critical attention, but by the 1980s, fiscal mismanagement had driven the
organization to bankruptcy. The unlikely turnaround that followed is one of the most remarkable comeback stories in NYC history: today the company's groundbreaking Broadway productions, from Cabaret to Twelve Angry Men, draw over 1 million audience members each year.

The 50th anniversary season includes revivals of She Loves Me and The Robber Bridegroom.

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