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Whoopi Goldberg to host musical tribute to Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris to be honored at this year's Drama League gala.
Posted By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com   |   Jan. 11, 2014 at 2:34 PM   |   Comments

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Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The Drama League's "Musical Celebration of Broadway!" is paying tribute to actor Neil Patrick Harris, and actress Whoopi Goldberg is set to host the festivities.

The organization, which supports theatrical productions and the education of audiences, is holding a gala Feb. 3 at the Pierre Hotel in New York City, which will feature dozens of stage and screen stars paying tribute to the "How I Met Your Mother" star, Broadway.com reported.

Guest performers include Cady Huffma, Constantine Maroulis, Mark Kudisch, John Cameron Mitchell, Aaron Lazar, Norm Lewis, Katie Finneran, James Barbour, Donna Murphy, Lisa O'Hare, Kal Penn, Bryce Pinkham, Lauren Worsham, Becky Ann Baker, Kate Jennings Grant and Eddie Korbich. "Project Runway" host Tim Gunn is also set to make an appearance.

“We are so overjoyed to usher in 2014 with Neil Patrick Harris," said Drama League Executive Director Gabriel Shanks in a statement. “But to have our dear friend Whoopi Goldberg as our host and the amazing assemblage of talent on stage is a wealth of riches. This year's event is going to be legendary."

The annual event benefits the Drama League's educational programs.

[Broadway.com]

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