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Andrew Rannells is breaking out the glitter and nail polish for his upcoming stint as the title character in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway.

A new promo poster shows Rannells, who will take over the role from Neil Patrick Harrisbeginning Aug. 20, in character as Hedwig, the East German transgender rock star at the center of the musical. His look features red shimmering lipstick, blue eye shadow and nails to match.

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Rannells tweeted the picture Friday, with the caption: "I am beyond thrilled to be joining @HedwigOnBway @LenaRockerHall & @TitsofClay on 8/20." The Girls star also noted that rehearsing for Hedwig marked his "first time in fishnets."

Harris' last performance in Hedwig will be Aug. 17. At last month's Tony Awards, he won Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for the role, while the show won Best Revival of a Musical.

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