Fans have been clamoring for it, and now it’s official: Theater Man of the Month and all-around consummate entertainer Neil Patrick Harris will be returning to Broadway next spring, starring as the transgender fictional rock fronter Hedwig in the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
“I am simultaneously ecstatic and terrified to be stepping into Hedwig’s heels,” said Harris, who was last seen on stage in the New York Philharmonic’s concert version of Stephen Sondheim’s Company, in a release. “It is truly a once-in-a-lifetime role and I can’t wait to begin the journey.”
“Who better to pass the wig to but the finest entertainer of his generation?” said John Cameron Mitchell, who wrote the book and starred in the original stage and film productions of Hedwig, in a release. “It’s like you’re putting together a fantasy rock band and Paul McCartney agrees to play bass,” said composer Stephen Trask.
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