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2014 Tony Winner
Most of the crowd was standing and cheering, the first of four standing ovations he'd receive this evening. Mitchell, center stage, basked in the applause....
Part comedy, part drama, Hedwig is guaranteed to be a highly memorable theatre experience for fans of the original film and newbies alike (so long as you're not suffering from a rare sequin allergy!). Glee star Darren Criss is the latest actor to don the wig and step into the limelight - he will perform the lead role of Hedwig from April 29th for a strictly limited engagement, after which Rent alum and general all round star Taye Diggs will be stepping into those stilettos from July 22!
Hedwig and the Angry Inch was first seen Off Off-Broadway at Westbeth, after which it ran at the Jane Street Theatre for over two years from early 1998. The groundbreaking Obie-winning Off-Broadway smash went on to win multiple awards for its cult film adaptation of the same name. This Broadway revival continues the trend, earning eight 2014 Tony Awards nominations and winning four, including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for its glittering (literally) star, Neil Patrick Harris.
This production has seen a string of A-list actors done the wig and take on this challenging and highly demanding lead role, making it one of the most-talked about revivals out on Broadway right now!
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a musical about a fictional rock 'n' roll band led by an outrageous transvestite singer named Hedwig, formerly a slip of a girly German boy named Hansel, who flees East Berlin for the USA. 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.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical, and both John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask won Obies. Hedwig and the Angry Inch won a 1998 New York Magazine Award and Entertainment Weekly's "Soundtrack of the Year" Award.
Opening night: 29 March 2014
This show may be inappropriate for 12 and under due to strong language and adult themes. Please not that children under the age of four are not permitted in the theatre.
100 minutes with no intermission
Seeing Hedwig and the Angry Inch live on-stage is an unmissable, almost immersive experience of the musical theatre of today. Loud, unashamed, and in your face, it's a raw and unforgettable portrayal of a person trying to find their place in life. more »
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I saw Hedwig when Darren Criss was performing and I must say it was incredi... more
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