Breaking News: Neil Patrick Harris to Star in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on Broadway - Spring 2014!

showchoirguy
Broadway Star
joined:7/14/10
Liza's Headband
Broadway Legend
joined:5/28/13
Whoa. Did not see that one coming. Oh my god
It's been my policy to view the Internet not as an 'information highway,' but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies. - Mike Royko, Columnist & Pulitzer Prize winner
ClydeBarrow
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/12
"Pardon my prior Mcfee slip. I know how to spell her name. I just don't know how to type it." -Talulah
jpbran
Broadway Legend
joined:3/8/06
g.d.e.l.g.i.
Broadway Legend
joined:6/13/12
Guess it's my turn to be "that guy":

Wow. Could they be more off the mark? This doesn't need a big name, this needs a larger-than-life personality. NPH is so wrong for this it's not even funny.
Formerly gvendo2005
Broadway Legend
joined: 5/1/05

Blocked: After Eight, suestorm, FindingNamo, david_fick, emlodik
lightguy06222
Broadway Star
joined:12/3/06
^^^^ YOU are so wrong its not even funny
Moving to NYC Sept 2nd. Looking forward to seeing American Idion, Aadams Family, Fela!, La Cage Aux Folles, Little Night Music, Memphis, Million Dollar Quartet, Promises Promises, Wintuk
WiCkEDrOcKS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/13/04
I actually have faith in him. This is really exciting to me, in the weirdest way.
Current Avatar: Tony-winner Idina Menzel, delivering a sucker-punch of an 11:00 number, "Always Starting Over," in IF/THEN.
broadway guy
Broadway Legend
joined:8/5/11
hmmmmmmm....interesting.... I can't see NPH in this part.
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
henrikegerman
Broadway Legend
joined:4/29/05
I have no problem with it but would much prefer to see him, of all people, in a new show.
g.d.e.l.g.i.
Broadway Legend
joined:6/13/12
^^^^ YOU are so wrong its not even funny

Really? Because it looks to me like they said, "Well, if we're ever gonna get this on Broadway, we need a big name, likely one who's gay." They couldn't have done a worse job if they picked a random name out of a hat.

I will reserve actual full judgment until I see it, but right now, color me very unimpressed with this casting.
Formerly gvendo2005
Broadway Legend
joined: 5/1/05

Blocked: After Eight, suestorm, FindingNamo, david_fick, emlodik
ucjrdude902
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/07
Anyone find it conceited that in EVERY interview he did before the Tonys he said they were moving back to NYC so DAVID could do theatre and he could stay home? Guess David is just going along with it in fear of being let go.
iluvtheatertrash
Broadway Legend
joined:11/9/04
He could not be anymore wrong for this part. Sigh.
"I know now that theatre saved my life." - Susan Stroman
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
Suck it, g.d.e.l.g.i. Go back to the three shows you know about. And even then you don't know very much about them.

I CAN NOT WAIT.
yes, you
g.d.e.l.g.i.
Broadway Legend
joined:6/13/12
Maybe years ago when he was struggling to get out from under the shadow of Doogie Howser and taking unexpected roles in stuff like Rent, he'd have had something to prove and given more of a compelling performance. I fear we're just going to get a "star turn" from Mr. Showmanship.
Formerly gvendo2005
Broadway Legend
joined: 5/1/05

Blocked: After Eight, suestorm, FindingNamo, david_fick, emlodik
g.d.e.l.g.i.
Broadway Legend
joined:6/13/12
Suck it, g.d.e.l.g.i.

Whose? Yours? Thanks, but I'd sooner take my chances with Barry Keating, and everyone knows what a risk that would be.
Formerly gvendo2005
Broadway Legend
joined: 5/1/05

Blocked: After Eight, suestorm, FindingNamo, david_fick, emlodik
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
g.d.e.l.g.i.
Broadway Legend
joined:6/13/12
No, seriously, go to hell.

Why wish me farewell? You know I'll run into you there.

Back on topic: NPH, right or wrong? Your thoughts, folks!
Formerly gvendo2005
Broadway Legend
joined: 5/1/05

Blocked: After Eight, suestorm, FindingNamo, david_fick, emlodik
Famebroadway2
Leading Actor
joined:9/28/09
OMG, I cant wait!

Does this qualify as a revival or new show? Hmmmmmmm?
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
You don't "hate to be that guy." You live to be that guy, you ignorant ill-informed mental midget with terrible taste.
yes, you
g.d.e.l.g.i.
Broadway Legend
joined:6/13/12
I really do hate to be that guy, but if the situation calls for it, I'll be that guy. At this stage in his career, there is no one more wrong for this part, and I will stake my professional future on it. Given that at least five people either don't know how he'll do with it or are being cynical about the subject besides me, I'd say odds are pretty damn good I'm right.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got to go listen to some Peaches and Herb. "Reunited and it feels so good..."
Formerly gvendo2005
Broadway Legend
joined: 5/1/05

Blocked: After Eight, suestorm, FindingNamo, david_fick, emlodik
WiCkEDrOcKS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/13/04
The man just announced he's playing the role in like ten months. Lets at least give him the benefit of the doubt before expecting to be underwhelmed. Yes, it's odd casting, but that hardly means anything. Good direction and a geniune care for crafting a strong performance can go a long way, even if someone is miscast. Sutton Foster in ANYTHING GOES, anyone?

Nearly everyone (me included) expected Katie Finneran to be perfect for Hannigan and look how that worked out. You really never know.
Current Avatar: Tony-winner Idina Menzel, delivering a sucker-punch of an 11:00 number, "Always Starting Over," in IF/THEN.
Updated On: 6/17/13 at 03:14 PM
Marlothom
Broadway Star
joined:4/13/04
I fear this may be a little too high for his voice - no? I love NPH and I love Hedwig, not sure I love them togethe but will def. be there to see it and rock out!
"Observe how bravely I conceal this dreadful dreadful shame I feel."
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
No, g.d.e.l.g.i. was hoping for the Harlem Hedwig!
yes, you
broadway guy
Broadway Legend
joined:8/5/11
Its a shame David doesn't do Broadway anymore.

I have never been impressed with NPH's Voice so this could be an uphill battle for him.

...
1
Page: