About Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Neil Patrick Harris returns to Broadway in a totally different role than his famous TV characters of Doogie Howser and Barney from How I Met Your Mother. In this revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the long-running Off-Broadway hit, Harris stars as Hedwig, an East German, transgendered wanna-be rock star. The show is in the form of a rock concert where Hedwig tells his/her life story including a botched sex change operation.
Through hilarious monologues and a hard-driving score, Hedwig poses fascinating questions about identity, gender, nationality, and love as she/he recounts a checked past from homeless waif to lover of an American soldier to super-diva. You’ve never seen Neil Patrick like this and you’ll him as Hedwig.
One hour and 30 minutes (no intermission)
Did you know?
Harris has won three Emmy Awards—one for a guest appearance on Glee and two for his hosting stints at the 63rd and 65th Tony Awards. He also hosted the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards as well as the 66th and 67th Tonys.
Hedwig has been played by performers of both sexes, including Tony-winner Michael Cerveris (Assassins, Evita), Ally Sheedy and Anthony Rapp (Rent).
The show was first produced Off-Off-Broadway at the Westbeth Theater Center in 1997, then transferred Off-Broadway in 1998 to the Jane Street Theatre where it played for two years. The Westbeth and Jane Street productions starred Drama Desk nominee John Cameron Mitchell (The Secret Garden), who also wrote the book while Stephen Trask composed the score.
Mitchell directed the 2001 film version, which won awards at the Sundance Film Festival.
Fans of Neil Patrick Harris will be shocked and thrilled to see him in a totally different role than his famous TV characters Doogie Howser and Barney from How I Met Your Mother. Hediwg is also ideal for those who love challenging theater and rock 'n' enthuiasts.
Good for kids?
The hard-rock score and adult subject matter render this show inappropriate for small children. However, mature teens should be able to handle it, but with parental supervision.
Belasco Theatre Location Information:
111 W 44th St.
New York, NY 10036
N, Q, R, 1, 2, 3, 7 to 42nd St./Times Sq. (Broadway); B, D, F, M to 42nd St.