About Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Hedwig and the Angry Inch continues to be one of the hottest shows on Broadway, especially after winning the 2014 Tony for Best Revival of a Musical.
The show is in the form of a rock concert where Hedwig, an East German, transgendered wanna-be rock star, tells his/her life story including a botched sex change operation. Through hilarious monologues and a hard-driving score, Hedwig poses fascinating questions about identity, gender, nationality, and love as she/he recounts a checked past from homeless waif to lover of an American soldier to super-diva.
One hour and 30 minutes (no intermission)
Did you know?
Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Hall both took home 2014 Tonys for their roles in this revival.
Hedwig has been played by performers of both sexes, including Tony-winner Michael Cerveris (Assassins, Evita), Ally Sheedy and Anthony Rapp (Rent).
The show was first produced Off-Off-Broadway at the Westbeth Theater Center in 1997, then transferred Off-Broadway in 1998 to the Jane Street Theatre where it played for two years. The Westbeth and Jane Street productions starred Drama Desk nominee John Cameron Mitchell (The Secret Garden), who also wrote the book while Stephen Trask composed the score.
Mitchell directed the 2001 film version, which won awards at the Sundance Film Festival.
Hediwg is ideal for those who love challenging theater, as well as rock 'n' enthuiasts.
Good for kids?
The hard-rock score and adult subject matter render this show inappropriate for small children. However, mature teens should be able to handle it, but with parental supervision.
Belasco Theatre Location Information:
111 W 44th St.
New York, NY 10036
N, Q, R, 1, 2, 3, 7 to 42nd St./Times Sq. (Broadway); B, D, F, M to 42nd St.
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