Neil Patrick Harris Leaving 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'

June 13, 2014

By: CBS News

Neil Patrick Harris will leave the hit Broadway show Hedwig and the Angry Inch this summer, with actor Andrew Rannells slipping into his old wigs.

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Producers of the Tony Award-winning musical said Thursday that the former How I Met Your Mother cast member will play his final performance at the Belasco Theatre on Aug. 17. Rannells will take over Aug. 20. Rannells earned a Tony nomination as an ever-smiling Mormon missionary in the debut cast of The Book of Mormon and also plays Elijah on Girls. Now he'll play a German male transsexual rock singer in a tale of obsession, glam rock and a botched sex-change operation.

Harris earned his Tony win Sunday for the blistering role. He also previously landed a Drama Desk Award for his performance.



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