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Odds & Ends: Neil Patrick Harris Was Approached About Letterman Gig, Lisa Kudrow on Friends Musical & More

Odds & Ends: Neil Patrick Harris Was Approached About Letterman Gig, Lisa Kudrow on Friends Musical & More
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Neil Patrick Harris
'The big ‘Smelly Cat’ number's fantastic, you've gotta see it.'

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.

Neil Patrick Harris WAS Approached to Take Over From David Letterman
Speculation was rife when David Letterman announced his retirement that Neil Patrick Harris would take over his hosting duties. Well, as we know, Stephen Colbert got the gig, but it turns out that the Tony nominee was approached about the Late Show. According to Vulture.com, Harris told Howard Stern about the prospect: "I think I would get bored of the repetition fast.” The Hedwig star hasn't, however, ruled out doing a weekly variety show.

Tony Nominee Marin Ireland Joins HBO's Girls
Tony nominee Marin Ireland (Reasons to be Pretty) has landed a recurring role in the fourth season of HBO’s Girls. Deadline reports that the Homeland alum will play an affluent and aloof classmate of Lena Dunham’s character Hannah.

Willem Dafoe and Mikhail Baryshnikov Will Team Up at BAM
Odd couple or match made in heaven? Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe and dancing icon Mikhail Baryshnikov will star in the American premiere of Daniil Kharms’ The Old Woman at BAM. Directed by Robert Wilson, Dafoe and Baryshnikov will play a dapperly dressed mismatched pair forced to deal with the most inconsiderate of corpses. The surreal black comedy will play June 22 through June 29.

Shakespeare Coming to a Movie Theater Near You
You don’t need to buy a plane ticket to experience the Royal Shakespeare Company this summer. Henry IV Part I will be screened in US movie theaters June 3 through July 3, while Henry IV Part II will play July 5 through August. Need a bard fix before then? Reprise screenings of Richard II, starring former Dr Who David Tennant, will appear in 45 movie theaters across the country in May.

'Smelly Cat' Would be the Big Number in Friends Musical on Broadway
Friends star Lisa Kudrow stopped by Conan O’Brien’s show to talk her latest movie, Neighbors, but also touched upon the idea of a Friends Broadway musical. "The big ‘Smelly Cat’ number's fantastic, you've gotta see it,” she joked. It wouldn't be the first time felines have been somewhat successful on the Great White Way…Check out the clip below.

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