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Mike Nichols, 83, won 9 Tony Awards, Oscar for ‘The Graduate’

A immigrant from Berlin, Mike Nichols spoke virtually no English when he arrived in the U.S. He said he felt like an outside looking in for most of his life, which helped him greatly as a director./Photo courtesy PBS
An immigrant from Berlin, Mike Nichols spoke virtually no English when he arrived in the U.S. He said he felt like an outsider looking in for most of his life, which helped him greatly as a director./Photo courtesy PBS

Lots of tributes and remembrances for Mike Nichols following his death yesterday (Nov. 19, 2014) from a heart attack. The best one I’ve seen so far is, duh, on the New York Times website.

Read it here.

Neil Patrick Harris hosting the Oscars in 2015 is a no brainer

Stephen Sondheim's "Company" in a concert-setting with the New York Philharmonic. The opening number includes the entire all-star cast: Craig Bierko, Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Katie Finneran, Neil Patrick Harris, Christina Hendricks, Adam Lazar, Patti LuPone, Jill Paice, Martha Plimpton, Anika Noni Rose, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Jim Walton, and Chryssie Whitehead.
Stephen Sondheim’s “Company”  with the New York Philharmonic. The opening number includes the entire all-star cast: Craig Bierko, Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Katie Finneran, Neil Patrick Harris, Christina Hendricks, Adam Lazar, Patti LuPone, Jill Paice, Martha Plimpton, Anika Noni Rose, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Jim Walton, and Chryssie Whitehead. (Hot link to video below).

Neil Patrick Harris has crossed off “host the Oscars” on his bucket list with today’s announcement he will do the honors in 2015.

This gives us a perfect opportunity to post video of NPH  in “Company” because we never want to miss a chance to feature him and Stephen Sondheim.

NPH’s versatility is scary awesome and he should have no problem handling the honors. Is there anybody who doesn’t admire this guy?

Click here to watch PBS’ “Great Performances” video of the opening number.

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