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John Cameron Mitchell Announces Neil Patrick Harris to Head to Broadway for 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'

Photo of Bryce J. Renninger By Bryce J. Renninger | Indiewire June 17, 2013 at 3:09PM

Today the New York Times announced that Neil Patrick Harris will be heading to Broadway for a stint as Hedwig, the East German transgender rocker that is the heart of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch."
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Neil Patrick Harris performing at the 2013 Tony Awards
Neil Patrick Harris performing at the 2013 Tony Awards

Today the New York Times announced that Neil Patrick Harris will be heading to Broadway for a stint as Hedwig, the East German transgender rocker that is the heart of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch."

Before it became the film that would launch John Cameron Mitchell's ("Shortbus," "Rabbit Hole") film directing career, "Hedwig" was an off-Broadway musical with text by Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask.  In its original off-Broadway run, Mitchell played Hedwig.

Harris, who had a career resurgence after taking a supporting role in CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother," hosted this year's Tonys and is hosting this year's Emmys.  Mitchell's currently working on a sequel to "Hedwig" and had a recurring role on the last season of "Girls."

The one-man show, produced by David Binder ("Legally Blonde," "33 Variations"), is set to premiere in April 2014.

This article is related to: John Cameron Mitchell, Neil Patrick Harris, Broadway, Hedwig and the Angry Inch





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