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Hot Couple Alert! Neil Patrick Harris Shows Off His Pale Pink Lover At The Hedwig & The Angry Inch Opening Night Party!
We cannot get over these two. Seriously they are just the cutest EVER.
They looked super hot, with Neil rocking that eyeliner and David in his pink suit, plus they looked so HAPPY!
We love it and more importantly, we love this couple!
They're fo' realz our gayspiration! We want a love like theirs!
[Image via Joseph Marzullo/WENN.]
It has been the moment Gleeks have been waiting for ever since Rachel Berry strutted out into the audience season 1 during Sectionals and belted out her now signature song, Don’t Rain On My Parade. Rachel Berry taking on the role of Fanny Brice has always been end game, but it's satisfying to finally be at this place.
In truth, since the original cast's graduation, it’s been a rollercoaster ride watching Glee; the momentum with stories and plots have been ferociously up and down. But while this episode had more than one plothole glaring viewers in the face (WHERE’S BRITTANY???), it was the first episode since perhaps season 3 that felt perfectly like a season 1 episode. It made you cry, it made you laugh and it made you cheer – you may have even gorged on the last of you Easter candy to get through all your feelings and then stood up in your living room to give a standing ovation to the entire episode!
Oh, that was just us? That’s cool… we’re owning it.
But let’s go ahead and talk more about what actually happened in this episode, shall we?!
WARNING: THERE ARE SPOILERS AHEAD! AND THEY BE SPOILERY! AVAST! STEER CLEAR! OR YOU KNOW, LIKE, JUST READ SOMETHING ELSE IF YOU DON’T WANT TO BE SPOILED!
Neil Patrick Harris' "Jared Leto Manorexic" Look Has Us Growing A Few Not-So-Angry Inches At Hedwig And The Angry Inch!
Wow!! Neil Patrick Harris was NOT joking around when he said he lost weight for his role in Hedwig And The Angry Inch!
In case you didn't already get the memo, we LOVED the latest Broadway production of Hedwig, and a huge part of that was NPH's must-see performance!
But it wasn't just because of his amazing acting and vocal work — he also
The bar was exceptionally high for Neil Patrick Harris as the titular Hedwig in the new Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, our favorite musical of all time. Really.
We saw the show 10 times in the '90s and early 2000s in various incarnations. We even had Donovan Leitch perform AS Hedwig at our birthday party a few years back.
We saw John Cameron Mitchell do the part 6 times. He didn't just originate the role and write the book for the musical. John WAS Hedwig. And he was excellence on stage. Every night!
So, like we said, the bar was EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH for Neil Patrick Harris. Especially for us.
And, we weren't convinced at first.
It wasn't until The Origin Of Love that something clicked within us.
This is not just a new production. This is a new show. This is a BROADWAY show with big production values and a big star that delivers a big performance! And we had to stop comparing him to John Cameron Mitchell!
Neil Patrick Harris will win the Tony for his interpretation of Hedwig! Not just because he was so much good will in the theater community and has gracefully and flawlessly hosted the Tony Awards for several years. Neil will win the Tony Award because he DESERVES TO WIN the Tony Award for this performance. He is THAT good! And he is literally on stage the entire show! If he would have failed, so would have this production!
As the show goes on and you forget that a big star is playing the part you get lost in Hedwig's story. Hedwig's gripping story! Hedwig's inspiring story of love and redemption that we can all relate to!
Neil COMMANDS the stage of the Belasco theater!
This is Neil Patrick Harris unlike you've ever seen him before!
This is a fearless performance! A sexy performance! A vulnerable performance! Strong, confident, and it's wickedly fun too!
And he sounds SO GOOD!
Props to NPH's voice coach, Liz Caplan!
And huge huge HUGE props to everyone who turned this production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch into a new show!
This is soooooo different from what played at the 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 the inspired reworking of Sugar Daddy!
The costumes! Oh, have the costumes been updated by Madonna's stylist, Arianne Phillips. We went in thinking there would be just two outfits in the show. Boy were we wrong! So many looks and reveals and quick changes! EPIC costuming!
And there are probably just as many wigs, all done beautifully by Mike Potter.
Michael Mayer gave the show so much razzle dazzle, and it all worked and made sense!
And seeing Hedwig again reminded us what a truly flawless score it has. EVERY song is so good! And the book is JUST AS GOOD!
That's what makes Hedwig and the Angry Inch so great!
We sat there in awe!
Neil Patrick Harris gives his all!
His performance is more physical than John's was. And boy does he work that stage!
Kudos to Spencer Liff for the choreography and "musical staging"!
And we are still just so happy and thrilled that mainstream audiences are getting exposed to this very important and brilliant work!
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is an inspiring story of how difficult life can be, but when we channel that pain and longing into something positive - we can create beauty.
This production is beautiful. And Neil Patrick Harris is beautiful in it!
You will likely see us in the audience over and over again!
Get your tickets NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
P.S. The Origin Of Love as done in the production is literally one of the most beautiful and moving moments we have experienced in a musical. Ever!!!!!!!
Sir Michael Gambon is a seriously talented actor who most famously played Albus Dumbledore in the later Harry Potter movies.
No matter how skilled he is, he does have one big fear… the same fear shared by all actors:
Forgetting his lines.
Has someone used the obliviate spell on him?? LOLz!
He's so worried about his memory loss that he's
Gurl, we will ALWAYS take you over leaving you! LOLz!!!
Two lucky audience members, Sarah Elizabeth Smith and Blythe Brock, won the opportunity to sing the song Take Me Or Leave Me from the show that gave Idina her start, Rent, on stage with the AH-MAZE diva and they did NOT disappoint.
The trio absolutely blew us out of the water! Seriously!
Both Sarah AND Blythe can keep up with the legend that is Idina and we are SERIOUSLY impressed!
Ch-ch-check out the incredible performance…AFTER THE JUMP!!!
During his Broadway performance of Hedwig and the Angry Inch the How I Met Your Mother actor was rudely disrupted by an overzealous female fan — and here's how it all went down!