After its success at the box office and last Sunday’s triple win at the Tonys, it’s not too surprising that an extension has been announced for Hedwig & The Angry Inch on Broadway – even if it was originally meant to be a limited engagement.
However those hoping to see Neil Patrick Harris in the role after August 20th will be disappointed – but not too much, as it’s been announced his replacement will be the very talented Andrew Rannells.
The New Normal & Girls star will be donning the fabled blonde wig on The Great White Way, but it won’t be the first time, as he actually played the transgender East German rocker in a production in Austin, Texas in 2011.
Rannells will take over on Aug 20th for what is currently scheduled to be an eight-week run. It’ll be interesting to see whether this becomes a regular thing, with the show getting extended again with more talented folks stepping into Hedwig’s shoes.
You can take a look at Rannells singing the musicals The Origin Of Love as a benefit concert below.