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Darren Criss Will Be Next Hedwig on Broadway

Darren Criss Next Broadway Hedwig

The Glee star will take over once John Cameron Mitchell hangs up his heels to sing for his 'Sugar Daddy' in Hedwig and the Angry Inch


Darren Criss has some mighty big shoes to fill (or tiny ones, if you know the size of John Cameron Mitchell's feet).

The Glee star is wrapping up his role as Blaine this season, and now he is set to play a limited 12-week run on Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch beginning Wednesday, April 29, three days after JCM ends his fabulous run on Broadway in the role he created.


"I've got a grin plastered on my face that Darren is joining the brotherhood of Hedwigs," Mitchell said in a statement. "I LOVED him in How to Succeed. His stage presence is electrifying, his rock and roll credentials and comic timing impeccable and I'm thrilled to be working with him to create a brand-new Hedwig!"

Stephen Trask, the show's composer, also has gushy things to say: "The first time I saw Darren I knew he was a game changer. He's that good. Then, when we hung out it was like we were old friends. I'm excited to spend the next few months making the show and getting to know each other better. I'm happy that Hedwig can be Darren's next stop on his way to world domination."

The hairy-chested Criss will most likely have to shave more than the previous actors who have starred in the role so far: Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells, and Michael C. Hall. But that's OK, we're sure he can handle it. And since Criss was a HUGE draw when he took over for Daniel Radcliffe in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, we're sure he's gonna be a Broadway box office hit.

And it appears that Tony winner Lena Hall, who plays Yitzhak, is prepared to welcome her fifth husband to the stage.

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