Broadway fav Neil Patrick Harris’ ('Assassins', 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch') live NBC variety show, Best Show Ever was recently cancelled, but he isn’t wasting any time getting back in the saddle. Harris has confirmed that he will be playing the role of main villain, Count Olaf in Netflix’s upcoming version of Lemony Snicket's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events.'
Broadway Highlight: 'Fun Home' was without a doubt one of the best Broadway musicals of 2015, winning the Tony for just that. However, there is one song from the show that most fans have never heard in Full. Bruce actor Michael Cerveris ('Hedwig and The Angry Inch', 'Sweeney Todd', 'Assassins') brought one of the show’s cut songs to life with the help of his country band, Loose Cattle. The track, “Pony Girl,” heard in the show as only as a 45 second a cappella lullaby, now lives on to ride another day in its full version. In case you missed it earlier, check out the report below for a look at the song that no 'Fun Home fan can truly go without.
Box office is still strong, though, as Andrew Rannells takes over the role.
A Tony nominee for 'The Book of Mormon' and a regular on HBO's 'Girls', Rannells will take over when Harris's contract is up in August.
Idina Menzel's pop-culture ascendance may have hit a tiny snag Sunday night when she lost out in the Tony Awards balloting to newcomer Jessie Mueller.
But a bigger story out of the 2014 Broadway season didn't come so much from the winners' envelopes, but from the number of shows focussed on African-American culture or starring African-American performers.
Now starring on Broadway in 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch,' the 'How I Met Your Mother' actor had some words for an overexcited fan: "I love you, Neil!" Harris reportedly yelled back, "I'm doing something up here, motherf–ker!"
The stars and creative team behind the glam-rock musical's first Broadway production go behind the scenes into Hedwig's "wig room."