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From 'Dexter' to 'Hedwig': Michael C. Hall to replace Andrew Rannells in 'The Angry Inch'

Michael C. Hall to replace Andrew Rannells (and the former Neil Patrick Harris) in Broadway's "Hedwig and the Angry Inch."

"The Realistic Joneses" Broadway Opening Night - Arrivals & Curtain Call Michael C. Hall is going to need to shave his legs — and that scruff — to take on the platinum wig in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch."
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Hold onto your butcher knives! Everyone's favorite serial killer is taking over for Andrew Rannells in Broadway's "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" on Oct. 16.

Maybe this is how stars act out when they're snubbed for more "serious" roles on Broadway, like Will Eno's "The Realistic Joneses" (in which Hall starred last season)?

Amazingly, that's not even the best part. While Rannells replaced Neil Patrick Harris' limited engagement with a six-week stint of his own at the Belasco Theatre (ending Oct. 12), Hall will be playing the role all the way through Jan. 4, 2015. So if you've been dying to see the Broadway debut of "Hedwig," there's actually a snowball's chance in hell that you can get a ticket now.

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The three-month extension means a ton of tickets are about to become available — but snatch them up fast, because the holiday season is always a popular time for family shows like "Hedwig." Just kidding. But seriously, these tickets are going to sell out at a speed somewhere between "Book of Mormon" and Emma Stone stepping into "Cabaret." (Which happens to be another Broadway show the former "Six Feet Under" has previously starred in, as well as the equally sexy "Chicago.")

Check out our interview with Rannells and co-star Lena Hall (NO RELATION) to get an idea of what it's like when a new "Hedwig" takes the stage.

For more theater news and reviews, follow T. Michelle Murphy on Twitter: @TMichelleMurphy.

 
 
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