HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Tickets on Sale Tomorrow; Creative Team and 'The Angry Inch' Band Announced!
Tickets go on sale to the general public tomorrow, November 2 at 10 AM for Neil Patrick Harris' return to Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the musical with book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, directed by Michael Mayer. For tickets, call 212-239-6200 or visit Telecharge.com.
Tickets are currently available exclusively to American Express cardholders with preferred seating available to Gold Card, Platinum Card, and Centurion members.
In addition, producers are pleased to announce additional creative team members for Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Joining Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer and Emmy Award nominee Spencer Liff, who will be providing musical staging, will be Drama Desk Award-winning scenic designer Julian Crouch (Satyagraha at The Met, Shockheaded Peter), two time Oscar-nominated costume designer AriAnne Phillips (Madonna's last five world tours, Walk The Line), three time Tony Award winner and original HEDWIG lighting designer Kevin Adams (American Idiot, Spring Awakening), original HEDWIG hair and makeup designer Mike Potter (Pieces of April, The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things), sound design by platinum selling record producer Timothy O'Heir (film version of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Say Anything's album ...Is A Real Live Boy), music supervision by Tony Award nominee Ethan Popp (Motown The Musical, "Smash"), vocal supervision by Liz Caplan (Once,Shame with Carey Mulligan), and associate direction by Johanna McKeon (American Idiot, Grey Gardens).
In addition, the members of "The Angry Inch," Hedwig's band - his "ambassadors of Eastern Bloc rock" - will be music director Justin Craig (guitar and keyboards), Matt Duncan (bass), Tim Mislock (guitar), and Peter Yanowitz (drums). Casting for the role of Yitzak will be announced in the coming weeks.
The limited engagement of Hedwig and the Angry Inch will begin previews Saturday, March 29, 2014 and open Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street).
"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 is Harris' first appearance on Broadway since he starred as The Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald in the 2004 Tony-winning revival ofAssassins. His other Broadway credits include Proof and 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 four Emmy Awards: three for his acclaimed hosting of the Tony Awards and another for his guest-starring role on "Glee." 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 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 AND THE ANGRY INCH was originally produced by David Binder off off Broadway at Westbeth and then, under the direction ofPeter Askin, 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.