Why See Hedwig and the Angry Inch?
Winner of Four Tonys
John Cameron Mitchell's rock 'n' roll musical will be strutting out on tour in October 2016 after electrifying Broadway. Inspired by the music of David Bowie and Lou Reed, this show is a glam-rock odyssey that follows the exploits of transgender singer Hedwig (played by Euan Morton), a rebellious force of nature who has gone down as one of musical theatre's most powerful characters. Brilliantly exploring issues of gender politics, Hedwig is first and foremost an insanely vibrant and full-throttle musical marvel.
This latest production of Hedwig burst onto Broadway in 2014, with Neil Patrick Harris in the lead role. Numerous a-list talent donned Hedwig's tights over the course of the run, including Michael C. Hall, Taye Diggs and the creator himself, John Cameron Mitchell. Defying all expectations, the show won four Tony Awards and extended long past its initial 16 week run, eventually closing in September 2015 after a total of 18 months!
What IS Hedwig About?
Hedwig is a rock 'n' roll musical about a fictional rock 'n' roll called The Angry Inch. They're led by an outrageous transgender singer named Hedwig, formerly a German 'slip of a girlyboy' named Hansel, who had a sex-change operation in order to escape from East Berlin as a married woman. The story is told from Hedwig's perspective as the audience "follows" her and her band as they tour the country in the shadow of rockstar Tommy Gnosis, with Hedwig relating her lifestory and her thwarted dreams of rock stardom.
Opening night: 7 February 2017
This show may be inappropriate for 12 and under due to strong language and adult themes.
100 minutes with no intermission
And before you stop reading
Images are taken from the Broadway production. Darren Criss and Lena Hall are performing in Los Angeles and San Francisco engagement only - see Cast & Creative for more details.
Cast and Creative
Euan Morton as Hedwig
Hannah Corneau as Yitzhak
Mason Alexander Park as Standby for Hedwig
Shannon Conley as Standby for Yitzhak
Dylan Fusillo as Standby for Schlatko
Matt Katz-Bohen as Standby for Skszp, Jacek and Krzyzhtoff
Justin Craig (Guitar & Keyboards)
Matt Duncan (Bass)
Tim Mislock (Guitar)
Peter Yanowitz (Drums)
Book by John Cameron Mitchell
Music, Lyrics and Orchestrations by Stephen Trask
The 2014 Broadway production won the following awards:
2014 TONY AWARDS
Best Revival of a Musical
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical - Neil Patrick Harris
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical - Lena Hall
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
2014 DRAMA DESK AWARD WINS
Outstanding Revival of a Musical
What you thought
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So glad I grabbed the opportunity to catch this show! Rarely will you... more
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