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Hedwig

Miss Hedwig has found a home on Broadway! A new revival of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's gritty rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, starring Neil Patrick Harris as a transgender German singer, will begin performances March 29, 2014 at the Belasco Theatre. Directed by Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening), the new production will open officially on April 22. Emmy-nominated choreographer Spencer Liff (So You Think You Can Dance) will provide musical staging. Additional casting and creative team members will be announced shortly.

Featuring a book by Mitchell and a score by Trask, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a musical comedy about a fictional rock 'n' roll band, fronted by Hedwig (Harris), a transgender woman and "internationally ignored song stylist" from East Berlin. The score includes memorable tunes "Tear Me Down," "Wig in a Box," "Wicked Little Town" and "Angry Inch." [Broadway.com]

We heard Hedwig was returning to the NY stage and on Broadway back in 2010, but it never happened until now. John Cameron Mitchell will not be reprising the role that he created, but hopefully Neil Patrick Harris (who was last on broadway for Assassins in 2004) will be awesome too. Tickets are on sale now.

Video of the 1999 Off Broadway performance below...

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Comments (9)

Knock 'em dead, Timmy Mislock.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 9:25 AM

Neil Patrick Harris might possibly be the least interesting/entertaining actor ever.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 9:38 AM

Lil' Doogie's all grown up and still sporting a one-incher.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 9:40 AM

I saw the breeders once at bowery ballroom and a guy from this musical came out and did a song with them, tbh I didn't know what was going on at the time

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 9:41 AM

9:38-yep and Billy Crystal, too

Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2013 10:44 AM

c'mon, a gay man playing a total womanizer who can bang any broad? Master Thespian!

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 12:25 PM

Can't wait, I've been listening 2 this show since 1999. Go NPH looking forward 2u dragging this 2 the Beautiful Belasco. Tony award anyone? Wish I could win tics 2 u & it! Break-a-Leg NPH

Posted by Bryan David | December 12, 2013 11:14 PM

I was fortunate enough to see the movie for the first time in Dayton, Ohio(Hometown of The Breeders) with a meet and greet before and after with both John Cameron Mitchell and Steven Trask, ended up at a local club for the after party. Kelly and Kim showed up for an impromptu show acoustic show between the four of them. It was awesome!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2013 9:23 PM

Hedwig is a great piece, and it was perfect in a divey edge of the Hudson River West Village theater with a gritty rock band and either John Cameron Mitchell himself or Michael Cerveris perfect in the title role. (Matt McGrath, the last Hedwig of the original production was good too, but then there was the ill-advised Ally Sheedy experiment...) Neil Patrick Harris.....not an encouraging choice, and one gets the feeling that this is going to be a B'Way gussied-up (needlessly) overblown version. But who knows....

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2013 8:42 PM

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