The bar was unusually high for Neil Patrick Harris as a suggested Hedwig in a new Broadway prolongation of Hedwig and a Angry Inch, a favorite low-pitched of all time. Really.
We saw a uncover 10 times in a ’90s and early 2000s in several incarnations. We even had Donovan Leitch perform AS Hedwig during a birthday celebration a few years back.
We saw John Cameron Mitchell do a partial 6 times. He didn’t only issue a purpose and write a book for a musical. John WAS Hedwig. And he was value on stage. Every night!
So, like we said, a bar was EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH for Neil Patrick Harris. Especially for us.
And, we weren’t assured during first.
It wasn’t until The Origin Of Love that something clicked within us.
This is not only a new production. This is a new show. This is a BROADWAY uncover with large prolongation values and a large star that delivers a large performance! And we had to stop comparing him to John Cameron Mitchell!
Neil Patrick Harris will win a Tony for his interpretation of Hedwig! Not only since he was so many good will in a museum village and has gracefully and exquisitely hosted a Tony Awards for several years. Neil will win a Tony Award since he DESERVES TO WIN a Tony Award for this performance. He is THAT good! And he is literally on theatre a whole show! If he would have failed, so would have this production!
As a uncover goes on and we forget that a large star is personification a partial we get mislaid in Hedwig’s story. Hedwig’s retaining story! Hedwig’s relocating story of adore and emancipation that we can all describe to!
Neil COMMANDS a theatre of a Belasco theater!
This is Neil Patrick Harris distinct you’ve ever seen him before!
This is a intrepid performance! A voluptuous performance! A unprotected performance! Strong, confident, and it’s wickedly fun too!
And he sounds SO GOOD!
Props to NPH’s voice coach, Liz Caplan!
And outrageous huge HUGE props to everybody who incited this prolongation of Hedwig and a Angry Inch into a new show!
This is soooooo opposite from what played during a Jane Street Theater many moons ago.
The book has been updated by Cameron Mitchell. Wonderfully so.
The arrangements have been updated by composer Stephen Trask. Wonderfully so. Especially a desirous compliance of Sugar Daddy!
The costumes! Oh, have a costumes been updated by Madonna‘s stylist, Arianne Phillips. We went in meditative there would be only dual outfits in a show. Boy were we wrong! So many looks and reveals and discerning changes! EPIC costuming!
And there are substantially only as many wigs, all finished beautifully by Mike Potter.
Michael Mayer gave a uncover so many razzle dazzle, and it all worked and finished sense!
That’s what creates Hedwig and a Angry Inch so great!
We sat there in awe!
Neil Patrick Harris gives his all!
His opening is some-more earthy than John’s was. And child does he work that stage!
Kudos to Spencer Liff for a choreography and “musical staging”!
And we are still only so happy and anxious that mainstream audiences are removing unprotected to this really critical and shining work!
Hedwig and a Angry Inch is an relocating story of how formidable life can be, though when we channel that pain and yearning into something certain – we can emanate beauty.
This prolongation is beautiful. And Neil Patrick Harris is pleasing in it!
You will expected see us in a assembly over and over again!
Get your tickets NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
P.S. The Origin Of Love as finished in a prolongation is literally one of a many pleasing and relocating moments we have gifted in a musical. Ever!!!!!!!