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Neil Patrick Harris To Play Transgender Rocker In “Hedwig And The Angry Inch” On Broadway

880179-neil_patrick_harris2It’s time for Neil Patrick Harris to hang up his production credits in exchange for a pair of 8-inch heels, as Playbill reports he’ll star in the Broadway premiere of Hedwig and the Angry Inch next year. Who says you need a mommy and a daddy if daddy can do it all?!

“I am simultaneously ecstatic and terrified to be stepping into Hedwig’s heels,” NPH said in a statement. “It is truly a once-in-a-lifetime role and I can’t wait to begin the journey.”

The new adaptation of the musical comedy will star NPH as Hedwig, the fictional transgender rock ‘n’ roll singer-turned-cult-phenomenon after John Cameron Mitchell originated the role both on stage and in film. Though it seems like nobody could nail “The Origin of Love” like JCM himself, he sounds optimistic. “Who better to pass the wig to but the finest entertainer of his generation?”, he said in a statement.

The musical’s Off-Off Broadway production managed to rack up a handful of awards—including Obies for John Cameron Mitchell and composer Stephen Trask—but will it translate well on the Great White Way?

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