Breaking: Neil Patrick Harris-Led HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH to Open at Belasco Theatre on 4/22; Spencer Liff Set for Musical Staging
Neil Patrick Harris' return to Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the musical with text by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, directed by Michael Mayer, will open Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street) with previews beginning Saturday, March 29.
Tickets for the limited engagement will go on sale Saturday, October 19 at 10 AM exclusively for American Express Card Members. Preferred Seating is available to Gold Card, Platinum Card, and Centurion members. For tickets, call 212-239-6200 or visit Telecharge.com. The general public on sale will begin on Saturday, November 2.
In addition, the production is pleased to announce that joining the creative team led by Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, American Idiot), will be Emmy Award nominee Spencer Liff ("So You Think You Can Dance") who will be providing the show's musical staging. Additional casting and creative team for the production will be announced in the coming weeks.
"Internationally ignored song stylist" Hedwig Robinson (Neil Patrick Harris) brings her fourth-wall-smashing rock and roll saga to New York to set the record straight about her life, her loves and the botched operation that left her with that "angry inch."
HEDWIG has inspired a generation of young theatre writers and audiences. The show was called "the Best Rock Musical Ever" by Rolling Stone and "the most exciting rock score written for the theatre since, oh, ever," by Time Magazine.
HEDWIG is Harris' first appearance on Broadway since he starred as The Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald in the 2004 Tony-winning revival of Assassins. His other Broadway credits include Proofand Cabaret. He is currently in production for the final season of the beloved CBS comedy "How I Met Your Mother" and has been honored with three Emmy Awards: two for his acclaimed hosting of the Tony Awards and another for his guest-starring role on "Glee." On Sunday, September 22 Harris will host the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards, where he is also up for potentially his fourth Emmy as host and producer of the 2012 Tony Awards. His upcoming film projects include Fox's Gone Girl, Universal's A Million Ways to Die in the West, and Disney/Pixar's The Good Dinosaur.
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH began off off Broadway at Westbeth and then ran over two years at the Jane Street Theatre beginning in February 1998. The musical won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical and both John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask won Obies in 2001. It won a 1998 New York Magazine Award and Entertainment Weekly's "Soundtrack of the Year" Award. Time Magazine named HEDWIG the Top Musical of 1998.
The film of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, directed by John Cameron Mitchell, won the Audience Award and Best Director Awards at Sundance. Mitchell won the Best New Director from the National Board of Review, the Gotham Awards, and the LA Critics Society. Stage productions have played for many years in Japan and in 2008, Korea hosted a popular televised reality show about the search for a new star to play 'Hedwig.'