HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH's Andrew Rannells Appears on THE TONIGHT SHOW This Evening
Tony Award nominee Andrew Rannells, who is currently in rehearsals to take over the title role in the Tony Award winning revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, will appear on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" tonight at 11:35 PM on NBC (WNBC/Channel 4).
In addition, the production is pleased to announce a second $100,000 donation has been made to Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI), the nation's oldest and largest organization helping gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth to reach their full potential. To date, Hedwig and the Angry Inch has donated $200,000 to HMI.
Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris begins the final week of his critically acclaimed run tonight at 8 PM at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). Harris will play his final performance on Sunday, August 17 with Rannells starting performances on Wednesday, August 20, joining Tony Award winner Lena Hall as Yitzhak.
The musical with book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, directed by Michael Mayer has received rave reviews and is the winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival. In addition to the Tony, the production has been honored with Best Musical Revival by the Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle Awards.
"Internationally ignored song stylist" Hedwig Robinson 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. This wickedly funny and heartbreaking 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 of Peter 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.
The creative team for Hedwig and the Angry Inch features Emmy Award nominee Spencer Liff (musical staging), Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Julian Crouch (scenic design), Tony Award and two-time Oscar nominee Arianne Phillips (costume design), four-time Tony Award winner Kevin Adams (lighting design), Mike Potter (hair and makeup design), Tony Award nominee and platinum-selling record producer Tim O'Heir (sound design), Benjamin Pearcy for 59 Productions (projection design), John Bair/Phosphene (animation), James Calleri (casting), Tony and Grammy Award nominee Ethan Popp (music supervisor & music coordinator), Justin Craig (music director), Liz Caplan (vocal supervision), and Stephen Gabis (dialect coach).
David Binder, who first produced HEDWIG in 1997, is producing the musical on Broadway with Jayne Baron Sherman, Barbara Whitman, Latitude Link, Patrick Catullo, Raise The Roof, Paula Marie Black, Colin Callender, Ruth Hendel, Sharon Karmazin, Martian Entertainment, Stacey Mindich, Eric Schnall, and The Shubert Organization. 101 Productions, Ltd are the executive producers.