neil patrick harris hedwig and the angry inch first look 'How I Met Your Mother' star Neil Patrick Harris' legendary 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' first look poster

The first look at Neil Patrick Harris in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” has finally arrived.

The “How I Met Your Mother” star’s return to Broadway was announced back in June with the tease that the production of “Hedwig” would hit the Great White Way in Spring 2014. Harris revealed the first poster for the musical on his Twitter account, saying that tickets will be released “soon.”

“Hedwig News! The first ad image was just released, and I get to debut it! Tickets go on sale soon … ” he tweets.

This will be the first Broadway staging of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” and also Harris’ first appearance on Broadway since he starred in a 2004 revival of Stephen Sondheim’s “Assassins.” “Hedwig” originated off-Broadway before being turned into a 2001 film, both from creator John Cameron Mitchell.

In the musical, Harris plays a transgender singer who leads the rock band Hedwig and the Angry Inch. When his casting was revealed, Harris said in a statement, “I am simultaneously ecstatic and terrified to be stepping into Hedwig’s heels. It is truly a once-in-a-lifetime role and I can’t wait to begin the journey.”

Posted by:Terri Schwartz