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Neil Patrick Harris To Play Hedwig

Neil Patrick Harris will play the title role when Hedwig And The Angry Inch makes its Broadway debut next spring.  Broadway World reports:
The announcement that Neil Patrick Harris will play 'Hedwig,' follows his recent triumphant engagement as the host of the 67th Annual Tony Awards (the highest rated Tonys broadcast in more than a decade). Harris said, "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." John Cameron Mitchell who wrote the book and starred in the original stage and film productions of HEDWIG said, "Who better to pass the wig to but the finest entertainer of his generation?" and composer Stephen Trask said, "It's like you're putting together a fantasy rock band and Paul McCartney agrees to play bass."
Hedwig first opened Off Broadway in 1998 and ran for two years at the Jane Street Theater. Since then it has been produced numerous times around the world and it was made into a 2001 movie, for which creator John Cameron Mitchell earned a Golden Globe nomination for best actor. (Tipped by JMG reader Stacey)

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