Twitter Watch: First Look at Rannells on New HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Marquee
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Tony Award winning star Neil Patrick Harris played his final show in the new production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the musical with book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, directed by Michael Mayer, last night, August 17. Former BOOK OF MORMON star Andrew Rannells will step into Hedwig's stilettos on August 20. On Twitter, show's band, Tits of Clay, had this to say @TitsofClay:
It's a new day! And we are psyched! @thismyshow Well that was fast Yay @AndrewRannells go kick some rock n roll butt!
The limited engagement opened Tuesday, April 22, at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). HEDWIG took home four honors at the 2014 Tony Awards, including one for Harris for Best Lead Actor in a Musical.
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 MitchellandStephen 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.
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