FREEZE FRAME: HEDWIG's Neil Patrick Harris Unveils Caricature at Sardi's
Tony Award winning star of Hedwig and the Angry Inch Neil Patrick Harris just celebrated his caricature unveiling at Sardi's. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can get a sneak peek at our coverage below! And be sure to check back later for more photos!
Harris will play his final show in the new production of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, the musical with book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, directed by Michael Mayer, this Sunday, August 17. The limited engagement opened Tuesday, April 22, at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). Former BOOK OF MORMON star Andrew Rannells will step into Hedwig's stilletos on August 20.
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH was originally produced by David Binder off off Broadway at Westbeth and then, under the direction of Peter Askin, ran over two years at the Jane Street Theatre beginning in February 1998. The musical won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical and both John Cameron MitchellandStephen Trask won Obies in 2001. It won a 1998 New York Magazine Award and Entertainment Weekly's "Soundtrack of the Year" Award. Time Magazine named HEDWIG the Top Musical of 1998.
The film of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, directed by John Cameron Mitchell, won the Audience Award and Best Director Awards at Sundance. Mitchell won the Best New Director from the National Board of Review, the GothamAwards, and the LA Critics Society. Stage productions have played for many years in Japan and in 2008, Korea hosted a popular televised Reality Show about the search for a new star to play Hedwig.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride
Neil Patrick Harris Caricature Unveiling at Sardi's Restaurant on August 15, 2014 in New York City.