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"How I Met Your Mother" star Neil Patrick Harris is making a big step from actor to director.

The stage vet will be directing the premiere of Rent at the Hollywood Bowl from August 6-8, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In 1997, Harris starred in the Los Angeles production of Rent and won a Drama League Award for his performance. Harris can be seen every Monday night on "HIMYM," airing on CBS.

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