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Neil Patrick Harris to direct 'Rent': Awesome, or very awesome?

Neil Patrick Harris loves Rent. You could see it in the affectionate parody he did on Saturday Night Live last year (below) – and if you’re really up on the finer points of NPH’s résumé, you’ll know that he co-starred in a West Coast production of the rock musical back in the late ’90s (thanks, YouTube). Now comes word via The Hollywood Reporter that he’s going to direct Rent when it comes to L.A.’s venerable Hollywood Bowl in August.

How cool is that? NPH has never directed a musical before, so who knows what he has in store, but he clearly knows his way around a stage. I’m willing to bet that his production will be a smash success. (I’ll be honest: As far as I’m concerned, there is nothing this man cannot accomplish.) What do you say? Will you be seeing NPH’s Rent this summer? Speak up in the comments.

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