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Reviews are in for the latest Broadway revival of John Cameron Mitchell's glitz-and-glam rock musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," starring gay icon Neil Patrick Harris as the title character, an East German singer scorned by a botched sex-change operation. Critics are over-the-moon for the Harris, who's "beyond fabulous," and the loud-and-proud direction of Michael Mayer, who helmed the Tony-award-winning Broadway premiere of the smash musical "Spring Awakening." "Hedwig," now in full swing this Spring, began as an off-Broadway oddity in 1998 before writer/director John Cameron Mitchell -- recently seen on HBO's "Girls" -- gave the film a second life in his 2001 queer cult film adaptation. Now, "Hedwig" is back onstage, and with a bang thanks to Neil Patrick Harris, one of several Hollywood actors to walk the Broadway boards this year. (Watch clips and behind-the-scenes footage below.) Here's what the critics are saying so far: The New York »


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