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Neil Patrick Harris in the Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Neil Patrick Harris in the Hedwig and the Angry Inch Neil Patrick Harris is toast of Broadway with universal raves reviews for Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Star creating Tony buzz for performance as trans punk rock singer.

Will Neil Patrick Harris be placing a Tony Award next to his four Emmys?



Neil Patrick Harris in the Hedwig and the Angry Inch It certainly seems possible judging from the stupendous reviews he has been getting during opening week of Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway.

As a transgender East German punk rock singer, Harris is getting the kind of raves performers - and producers of a show - dream about.

Here are excerpts from some of the major reviews starting with The New York Times which described Harris as ‘a bona fide Broadway star, the kind who can rule an audience with the blink of a sequined eyelid.’

NY Times critic Ben Brantley also wrote: ‘Mr. Harris is in full command of who he is and, most excitingly, what he has become with this performance. … With this show, Mr. Harris joins an elite club of musical-comedy male supernovas that has exactly one other member these days, Hugh Jackman.’

The Associated Press declares: 'Doogie Howser is long gone; the macho, tie-wearing Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother has left the building. That guy in The Smurfs film franchise is nowhere to be found, especially not strutting around in a pair of gold stilettos. … Before our eyes, Harris is opening another chapter in his exceptional show business career with this 90-minute show and he simply crushes it, holding nothing back, softening no edges, making no nice.'


Entertainment Weekly writes: 'He’s less Iggy, more pop — and his threats to 'cut you, bitch' come off with more of a wink than actual menace. But in a bravura performance, the actor proves the perfect instrument for Hedwig’s transition into world-class superstardom. He’s honed his showmanship on four Tony Awards gigs, of course. But he’s looser here, and lewder, more spontaneous and quick on his pumps.'

Although best known for his television roles, Harris is no stranger to Broadway.

Before his nine year run on How I Met Your Mother, he appeared in Broadway productions of the musicals Cabaret and Assassins and the play Proof. More recently, he was part of an all-star cast for a limited weekend run of the musical Company.

Neil Patrick Harris in the Hedwig and the Angry Inch

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