Neil Patrick Harris to Return to Broadway in ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’

neil patrick harrisThese days he’s known by most as Barney from How I Met Your Mother. But the show is about to air it’s final season, and with his schedule about to free up it has been announced that Neil Patrick Harris will return to the stage in the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

The musical, which premiered off Broadway in 1998, and was adapted to a film in 2001, is about an East German transgender rocker and his fictional band. Harris will don a wig, glam makeup and heels when he takes on the iconic role of Hedwig, written by John Cameron Mitchell (who adapted, directed, and starred in the title role for the film), with music by Stephen Trask.

Now it’s time for those of us who don’t live in New York City to start saving our nickels and dimes. Neil Patrick Harris will take to the stage for Hedwig and the Angry Inch in Spring 2014.