Neil Patrick Harris leaving ‘Hedwig’ on Broadway

Neil Patrick Harris accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical for "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" at the 68th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 8, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Neil Patrick Harris accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical for "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" at the 68th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 8, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Patrick Harris will leave hit Broadway show “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” and Andrew Rannells will slip into his old wigs.

Producers of the Tony Award-winning show said Thursday that Harris will play his final performance at the Belasco Theatre on Aug. 17. Rannells will take over Aug. 20.

Rannells earned a Tony nomination as an ever-smiling Mormon missionary in the debut cast of “The Book of Mormon” and also plays Elijah on “Girls.”

Now he’ll play a German male transsexual rock singer in a tale of obsession, glam rock and a botched sex-change operation.

Harris earned his Tony win Sunday for the blistering role.

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