and on sunday we saw 2 shows.
the second was "Hedwig and the Angry Inch", an irreverent rock musical featuring Neil Patrick Harris as a trans-vestite/sexual cabaret singer from Hitler's Germany. The angry inch is the name of the band but also refers to now missing anatomy.
I was a little nervous about how our friends the Drs. V would receive the show but they at least professed to like it.
NPH was phenomenal in the role. I had seen him in several interviews coming up to the performance in which he intimated that he/Hedwig would interact with the audience in an often biting bit of repartee. All in character of course, as (s)he was when (s)he called out a couple coming in late to their seats in the front row. "have trouble getting here? I was on time-- and I came all the way from Germany". cue the raucous laughter.
A great evening of musical theater. I've not seen the other nominated musicals but I'll be surprised if he doesn't win for best (s)he-male in a leading role.
If you get the chance, put aside your puritan pride and treat yourself to Hedwig. a fun, fun evening.