Photo Flash: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Reveals 'Tits of Clay' Band with Lena Hall!
Broadway's upcoming production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, starring Neil Patrick Harris, just revealed a photo of the band on its Facebook page, along with the caption: "The Angry Inch by night, Tits of Clay by late night. Introducing the band for #Hedwig." Check out Tits of Clay with Lena Hall below!
KINKY BOOTS' Lena Hall will play the role of Yitzhak in the upcoming Broadway premiere of the musical, with book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, directed by Michael Mayer. 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).
HEDWIG star Neil Patrick Harris has also extended his initial run with the production by four weeks due to popular demand. Harris is now scheduled to star in the production through Sunday, August 17. HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH will begin previews Saturday, March 29 for a Tuesday, April 22 opening night 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 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 andStephen 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), Drama Desk Award-winning Julian Crouch (scenic design), two time Oscar-nominee AriAnne Phillips(costume design), three time Tony Award winner Kevin Adams (lighting design), Mike Potter (hair and makeup design), platinum selling record producer Timothy O'Heir (sound design), James Calleri (casting), Tony Award nominee Ethan Popp (music supervision), Liz Caplan (vocal supervision), and Johanna McKeon (associate direction).
Tits of Clay pictured with Lena Hall.