Neil Patrick Harris posted a photo via Instagram two weeks ago. Showing himself, David Burtka and their 3-year-old twins Gideon and Harper smiling – he wrote: “Good to have the family all together again.”
Neil is gearing up for the opening of the cult rock musical Hedwig & The Angry Inch. The actor recently spoke to Time Out New York on preparing for the role on Broadway.
He said, “I’m planning on hibernating in my off-hours and laying low so that I can brang it on the stage. It’s funny, because the part is so self-destructive and hard-core, and yet it’s not the kind of role where I’ll be able to go out drinking afterward or be underslept. But that’s actually gonna be kind of easy to do, given that we have a family and little kids [Gideon Scott and Harper Grace, both three] that wake up early. It’ll definitely be a bipolar existence: being a family man with David [Burtka, his husband] and the kids in the day and being a super hard-core punk rocker in the evenings.”
Talking about their move to New York he explained why.
“I love that you’re required to interact with the city. Since you walk most places, there’s an energy that is constant. I want our kids to be a part of that melting pot. And I really love the people here. When they struggle through the cold, cold winter, they’re so enthusiastic about the spring. That shift of enthusiasm to me is… It’s life.”