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.
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