First Look! Neil Patrick Harris Tweets Out First Look at HEDWIG Artwork!
Neil Patrick Harris' return to Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the musical with text by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics byStephen Trask, directed by Michael Mayer, will open Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street) with previews beginning Saturday, March 29.
The creative team is led by Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, American Idiot) and Emmy Award nominee Spencer Liff ("So You Think You Can Dance"), who will be providing the show's musical staging.
"Internationally ignored song stylist" Hedwig Robinson (Neil Patrick Harris) brings her fourth-wall-smashing rock and roll saga to New York to set the record straight about her life, her loves and the botched operation that left her with that "angry inch."
HEDWIG is Harris' first appearance on Broadway since he starred as The Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald in the 2004 Tony-winning revival of Assassins. His other Broadway credits include Proofand Cabaret. He is currently in production for the final season of the beloved CBS comedy "How I Met Your Mother" and has been honored with three Emmy Awards: two for his acclaimed hosting of the Tony Awards and another for his guest-starring role on "Glee." On Sunday, September 22 Harris will host the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards, where he is also up for potentially his fourth Emmy as host and producer of the 2012 Tony Awards. His upcoming film projects include Fox's Gone Girl, Universal's A Million Ways to Die in the West, and Disney/Pixar's The Good Dinosaur.
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH began off off Broadway at Westbeth and then 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 Mitchell and Stephen Trask won Obies in 2001. It won a 1998 New York MagazineAward and Entertainment Weekly's "Soundtrack of the Year" Award. Time Magazine named HEDWIG the Top Musical of 1998.