Neil Patrick Harris To Star In 'Hedwig And The Angry Inch' On Broadway!
We're assuming the line to purchase tickets has already started! It's just been announced that Neil Patrick Harris will be taking on the titular role in the Broadway premiere of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's Hedwig And The Angry Inch!
The production's scheduled to debut in Spring 2014 and Tony-award winner Michael Mayer has been tapped to direct!
NPH says, "I am simultaneously ecstatic and terrified to be stepping into Hedwig's heels. It is truly a once-in-a-lifetime role and I can't wait to begin the journey."
According to Playbill:
John Cameron Mitchell, who wrote the book and starred in the original stage and film productions of Hedwig, said in a statement about Harris playing the title role, "Who better to pass the wig to but the finest entertainer of his generation?" Composer Stephen Trask said, "It's like you're putting together a fantasy rock band and Paul McCartney agrees to play bass."
We're psyched to see this! Maybe Neil Patrick Harris will be accepting a Tony rather than hosting next year??
Or maybe he'll do both, because he's NPH.