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Neil Patrick Harris to return to Broadway

Published: Friday, June 21, 2013 11:12 a.m. CDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Patrick Harris is returning to the stage — and not to hand out awards.

The four-time Tony Award host and former “Doogie Howser, M.D.” will star on Broadway in the spring as the gender-bent rock chanteuse at the center of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” the cult musical that was made into a cult movie.

The rest of the creative team members, cast, dates and the theater will be announced later.

Written by John Cameron Mitchell and composer Stephen Trask, “Hedwig” was an unlikely hit fashioned out of a strange story: a tale of obsession, glam rock, a botched sex-change operation and a quest for identity.

Harris, the 40-year-old “How I Met Your Mother” star, has been featured in three Broadway productions, including “Assassins,” ‘’Proof” and as the exuberant master of ceremonies in “Cabaret.”

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