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Stephen Trask Talks Neil Patrick Harris Versus John Cameron Mitchell & Teases HEDWIG 2

Stephen Trask Talks Neil Patrick Harris Versus John Cameron Mitchell & Teases HEDWIG 2HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH composer/lyricist Stephen Trask discusses the various differences between title role originator John Cameron Mitchell and new Broadway headliner Neil Patrick Harris as well as shares details on the forthcoming sequel to the raucous rock musical as part of a new interview.

Comparing John Cameron Mitchell to Neil Patrick Harris, Trask opines, "He's nastier, not as in bitchy. I think he's a little darker and a little raunchier. There's a more sexual relationship between Yitzhak and Hedwig. There's more interaction between the two of them."

Furthermore, Trask shares, "It takes the way Hedwig is a bit of an abusive person and brings it into a higher relief. Neil's got that same quick wittedness [as John]. He comes out with these lines, you don't even know how he thought of it so fast."

Additionally, Trask offers of the HEDWIG sequel currently in development, "It's much darker and much weirder. It's years later and Hedwig is back to living in a trailer park. It's extremely twisted. There's a lot of weird medical stuff in it. There are other characters who come in. It's not just Hedwig telling the story. It deals a lot with larger psychological issues, as well as death."

Trask concludes, "It's funny, but it's very dark - a David Lynch kind of dark."

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Pat Cerasaro Pat Cerasaro is BroadwayWorld's Chief Interviewer and Senior Editor, contributing exclusive columns including InDepth InterViews, Sound Off, Flash Fridays as well as additional special features and extensive news coverage. His work for the site has appeared in The New York Times, US Weekly, The Biography Channel, NBC and more.