Hedwig And The Angry Inch is awesome – anyone who has seen John Cameron’s Mitchell’s film version can attest to that – but it’s never been staged on Broadway. Until now, that is!
The previews of the new version with Neil Patrick Harris in the lead role have now begun and the first official image has been released via EW. He’s certainly looking good as the transgender rocker. It’s certainly a different look, as he says, “I’ve lost 20 pounds. I’m in the craziest couture outfits, and I’ve got all this makeup on. But they made me custom heels, so at least those fit well.”
In the musical NPH plays the East German title character, who was left with an angry inch after a botched sex change operation. Hedwig then starts dating young Tommy Gnosis, who leaves her behind when he takes her music and becomes a rock star – leaving her understandably bitter but still very funny.
The show opens properly at New York’s Belasco Theatre on April 22nd.