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The cult rock musical about outrageous transgender singer Hedwig and his rock-n-roll band, the Angry Inch, a name inspired by Hedwigís own botched sex change operation, this hilarious play is performed by Hedwig as a rock gig/stand-up comedy routine, backed by his band. A brutally honest musical theatre experience, ďHedwig and the Angry InchĒ is a roller-coaster ride; funny, touching, emotionally draining and ultimately inspiring to anyone who feels life has given them an inch when they deserved a mile.


Celeste Oliva and Alexander Platt to Reunite in STAGE KISS at the Lyric Stage; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl, winner of the 2016 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award and a MacArthur 'genius' grant, will be directed by Courtney O'Connor at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, opening February 26 and running through March 26, 2017. Previews begin February 24.  (more...)

Winspear Opera House Announces Lotto Policy for HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

The Dallas premiere of the 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival Hedwig and the Angry Inch, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour. The lottery begins Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at the Winspear Opera House in the downtown Dallas Arts District and plays a limited one-week engagement through Sunday, February 12, 2017. (more...)

2017 Sundance Film Festival Awards Celebrate Global Independent Creative
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2017

After 10 days, 119 feature films and three feet of snow, an evening of humor and humanity marked the 2017 Sundance Film Festival's Awards Ceremony, with host Jessica Williams emceeing and jurors presenting 27 prizes for feature filmmaking in Park City, Utah. Honorees, named in total below, range from sharp comedies to provocative and timely documentaries and represent new achievements in global independent storytelling. Human stories prevailed across categories, with Grand Jury Prizes awarded to Dina (U.S. Documentary), Last Men in Aleppo (World Documentary), I don't feel at home in this world anymore. (U.S. Dramatic) and The Nile Hilton Incident (World Dramatic). Chasing Coral, showcased in the Festival's environmental program The New Climate, won an Audience Award in the U.S. Documentary category. (more...)

T'Shan Williams, David Albury, and More Announced for UK Premiere of THE LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Full casting of the hit Broadway musical, The Life, includes John Addison (Jojo), David Albury (Fleetwood), Jalisa Andrews (Chichi), Matthew Caputo (Oddjob), Lawrence Carmichael (Snickers), Omari Douglas (Slick), Aisha Jawando (Carmen), Thomas-Lee Kidd (Bobby), Charlotte Reavey (April), Jo Servi (Lacy), Lucinda Shaw (Tracy), Johnathan Tweedie (Theodore), T'Shan Williams (Queen) and Joanna Woodward (Mary). They join the previously announced musical theatre stars Sharon D. Clarke (Sonja), who was recently appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 Queen's New Year Honours for services to drama, and Cornell S. John (Memphis). (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 1/27; ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE in Raleigh, THE LAST FIVE YEARS in Los Angeles and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 27, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature IN THE HEIGHTS in Detroit, ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE in North Carolina, THE LAST FIVE YEARS in Los Angeles and more.  Check out our top features below! (more...)

BWW Review: Hedwig Rocks to the Strum of Her Guitar in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by Dylan Shaffer - Jan 25, 2017

Before Hedwig was the semi-known rock star she is today, she was a resident of East Berlin during the Cold War who found solace in American rock music. This influence led her West to America where she continued finding herself and her other half. It is this longing for her unknown other half that pushes her narrative six inches forward and gives this hero her quest. Through flashy lights and electric guitar, Hedwig and the Angry Inch brings a genderqueer rock story from East Berlin to Western Pennsylvania in over-the-top fashion. (more...)

Shorts Awards Announced at 2017 Sundance Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Winners of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival jury prizes in short filmmaking were announced today by Sundance Institute at a ceremony in Park City, Utah. (more...)

MS. PAK-MAN: ON MY LAST HEART! Cabaret-Style Experience to Chomp Into Re-bar This March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

'Ms. Pak-Man: On My Last Heart!' is the third installment of the wildly successful Ms. Pak-Man series. It's a cabaret style theater experience returning to Re-bar March 2nd through the 3rd and March 9th through the 11th. (more...)

Opera-Theater Work AGING MAGICIAN, Featuring Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Coming to New Victory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Co-created by Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Julian Crouch (Hedwig and the Angry Inch; The Addams Family; Shockheaded Peter, New Vic 1999; Wolves in the Walls, New Vic 2007), Grammy Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Rinde Eckert (Renee Fleming VOICES, Orpheus X, Horizon, And God Created Great Whales) and composer and National Sawdust and VisionIntoArt Director Paola Prestini (Gilgamesh, Labyrinth Installation Concertos, The Hubble Cantata), Aging Magician makes its Off-Broadway Premiere at The New Victory Theater from March 3-12, 2017. (more...)

Marjorie Prime Wins Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize at 2017 Sundance Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

At a reception during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival today, the beneficiaries of $60,000 in grants from Sundance Institute and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation were revealed. Doron Weber, the Vice President of Programs at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, announced the winners: Michael Almereyda's Marjorie Prime won the Feature Film Prize; Adam Benic's Levittown (Sundance Institute | Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Episodic Storytelling Grant); Darcy Brislin and Dyana Winkler's Bell (Sundance Institute | Sloan Lab Fellowship); and Jamie Dawson and Howard Gertler's Untitled Smallpox Eradication Project (Sundance Institute | Sloan Commissioning Grant). (more...)

Seth Womack to Star as 'Leo Frank' in WaterTower Theatre's PARADE Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director Joanie Schultz and Managing Director Greg Patterson today announced casting and creative team details for Parade in Concert, Directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi, with Musical Direction by Scott A. Eckert. (more...)

Jennifer Damiano, Lesli Margherita, Milly Shapiro and More to Sing Out Against Bullying at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Following on the massive success of the first 'Broadway Against Bullying' cabaret held last year, nationally renowned non-profit No Bully will host the second annual one-night-only cabaret titled 'Broadway Against Bullying: Stars Shine Brightest in the Dark.' (more...)

BWW Awards Special: South African Theatre Winners Celebrate the 2016 Regional BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards
by David Fick - Jan 18, 2017

It was no unlucky Friday the 13th for South Africa's theatre community when BroadwayWorld's Regional Managing Editor Christina Mancuso released the names of the of the winners of the 2016 BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards. (more...)

Raleigh Little Theatre Presents ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

???????Raleigh Little Theatre presents One Man, Two Guvnors, the area premiere of a comedy that ran successfully in New York and London and helped to launch James Corden's career. The play is written by Richard Bean, with songs by Grant Olding, and is based on Carlo Goldoni's Servant of Two Masters. (more...)

Virginia Rep Announces the Opening of AIRLINE HIGHWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of the Tony-nominated play Airline Highway, by playwright Lisa D'Amour on Friday, January 27 on the Arenstein Stage at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street.  The play runs through February 12 with preview performances on Wednesday and Thursday, January 25 and 26.  Set in post-Katrina New Orleans and echoing the spontaneity and rich texture of jazz,  this gritty comedy celebrates the colorful, fractured characters that define the city's spirit. D'Amour, a fifth-generation New Orleans native, was a Pulitzer finalist for her work on Detroit.  She was commissioned to write Airline Highway in 2014 for Steppenwolf Theatre Company. The show made its Broadway debut in 2015 and earned four Tony Nominations. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards Winners Announced - SWEENEY TODD Big Winner!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 13, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 South Africa winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Darius Campbell Returns to Glasgow to Star in FUNNY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

West End leading lady Natasha J Barnes and recording artist Darius Campbell lead the cast of Funny Girl which comes to the King's Theatre from Tuesday 30 May until Saturday 3 June as they reprise their roles from the critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre. (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

Tony-Winning Broadway Producer Mike Isaacson to Receive CTI's 2017 Robert Whitehead Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Mike Isaacson will be presented The Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for 'outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing' at a reception at Sardi's on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. (more...)

Sheridan Smith Reprises Her Smash-Hit Performance As Fanny Brice Across The UK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Following critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre, Sheridan Smith will reprise her highly praised performance of Fanny Brice at selected venues for the UK tour of Funny Girl - she is set to perform in Manchester, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Bristol, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle, Southampton, Bradford, Southend, Cardiff and Dublin. (more...)

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Presents HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is excited to present the first U.S. national tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Feb. 14-19. Tickets start at $37 and can be purchased online at www.ordway.org, by phone at651-224-4222 or in-person at the Ordway ticket office. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for FUNNY GIRL Tour Across The UK and Ireland
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Full casting is announced today for the tour of Funny Girl which enjoyed critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre. (more...)

Jury Members Announced for 2017 Sundance Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Sundance Institute will convene 24 experts in film, art, culture and science to award feature-length work shown at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards Winners Announced - Transcendence Theatre Company, Alex Perez Win 2 Awards!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 10, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 San Francisco winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Broadway's Michael C. Hall to Play JFK in Season 2 of Netflix's THE CROWN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Michael C. Hall will take on the role of President John F. Kennedy in the second season of Netflix's THE CROWN. (more...)

BWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Winspear Opera House
by Guest Blogger: Sam Weber - Feb 8, 2017

BWW Review: Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Winspear Opera House (more...)

HIS AND HIS Cabaret to Salute Jerry Herman at Pride Films and Plays
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The second installment of Pride Films and Plays' His & His.'  cabaret series will be performed on Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14 in The Broadway at the Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway. The His and His series follows the development of LGBT characters on Broadway, and celebrates the artists who wrote the great works of musical theater. (more...)

CABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and Emcee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new casting for the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Hannah Corneau of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Winspear Opera House
by Guest Blogger: Sam Weber - Feb 7, 2017

Last week, before the Hedwig and the Angry Inch tour opens at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, I caught up with the production's Yitzhak: Hannah Corneau.  It was lovely chatting with her about how she came to Hedwig, and how this truly unique show has been received across the country! (more...)

Original Star Matt McGrath to Return for THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE at Geffen Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced that the cast for its West Coast Premiere production of Matthew Lopez's The Legend of Georgia McBride will feature Andrew Burnap as Casey, Matt McGrath as Miss Tracy Mills, Nija Okoro as Jo, Larry Powell as Rexy / Jason and Nick Searcy as Eddie. (more...)

Giles Davies, David Jenkins and More Lead CLOUD 9 at Jobsite Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2017

Jobsite Theatre is excited to announce complete casting for Caryl Churchill's Cloud 9, closing our season this July! The show goes into rehearsal in June.  Immediately next up is Martin McDonagh's A Skull in Connemara in March (casting already announced and going into rehearsal on Feb. 6) and then Israel Horovitz's Gloucester Blue (still in casting). (more...)

VIDEO: Andrew Rannells Answers 'Shady' Theater Questions on 'HEDWIG', HAMILTON & More
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

On last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE, Little Shady Frannie was in the Clubhouse to ask guest Andrew Rannells some shady theatre questions about Hedwig and the Angry Inch, HAMILTON and his GIRLS cast mates. (more...)

BWW Preview: Watch an In-Depth Interview With Euan Morton of HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH Tour By BWW Raleigh Editor, Jeffrey Kare
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

The 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival Hedwig & The Angry Inch will make its Detroit premier at the Fisher Theatre, February 21 - March 5, 2017.  Tickets are now on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com, and at the Fisher Theatre Box Office. (more...)

THEATRE ROCK LIVE Returns to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Chronicling the history of rock musicals starting with Hair in 1969, TR honors Pippin, Rocky Horror, The Who's Tommy, Chess, Jesus Christ Superstar, Rent, Godspell, Aida, Wicked, Next To Normal, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Spring Awakening, Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages and many many more. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 17th, 2017 - COME FROM AWAY, CRAZY FOR YOU and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 17, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: COME FROM AWAY and CRAZY FOR YOU open on Sunday! (more...)

MS. PAK-MAN: ON MY LAST HEART! Opens in Two Weeks!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

"Ms. Pak-Man: On My Last Heart!" is the third installment of the wildly successful Ms. Pak-Man series. It's a cabaret style theater experience returning to Re-bar March 2nd through the 4th and March 9th through the 11th. Watch this world-renowned video game superstar of the 1980s pop power pills while she shares scandalous songs and stories about her life and loves-glitches and all! This is an all-new show that is guaranteed to achieve a high score! (more...)

Darren Criss to Play Serial Murderer in Ryan Murphy's VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Darren Criss and Edgar Ramirez and Darren Criss (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) are set to lead the cast of Ryan Murphy's VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY. (more...)

Patty Onagan Launches New Theatre and Live Entertainment Company, Serving Pasadena Playhouse and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Theatre executive Patty Onagan has launched Patty Onagan Consulting specializing in theatre and live entertainment, it was officially announced today. Onagan's new venture will create strategies that include marketing, communications, publicity, as well as producing and special events. (more...)

Azuka's Pay What You Decide Season Continues with World Premiere of SH_THEADS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Following a record, at-capacity run of How We Got On, Azuka Theatre continues their 2016-2017 "pay what you decide" season with the world premiere of Sh_theads. Developed in partnership with PlayPenn, playwright Douglas Williams and director Kevin Glaccum examine a down-and-out bike shop in lower Manhattan and the lives of the people who love to work there. (more...)

Nominees Announced for 52nd Annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The 52nd annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards today announced its nominees. These annual awards are amongst the most coveted in the South African performing arts fraternity. For over 50 years, the Fleur du Cap wine brand has proudly associated itself with the Theatre Awards as they showcase the flair that is synonymous with the wine. (more...)

Queer Experimental Film Series Set for MX'D MESSAGES Festival at New York Live Arts
by Movies News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Dirty Looks, a bi-coastal platform for queer experimental film, video and performance, presents an afternoon film program, AFTERNOON DELIGHT BY DIRTY LOOKS, curated by Bradford Nordeen as part of Mx'd Messages, New York Live Arts 2017 Live Ideas festival. (more...)

VIDEO: Andrew Rannells Performs at Surprise Proposal That Goes Very Wrong!
by TV News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

During a segment on last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James Corden surprised a woman in the audience with a video message from her boyfriend overseas that turns into a surprise marriage proposal, featuring Broadway's Andrew Rannells singing 'I Think I Want to Marry You.' (more...)

BWW Preview: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at the Ordway
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Feb 14, 2017

The Ordway brings an innovative rock musical to the Saint Paul stage in it's first national tour: Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Performances run Feb. 14-19, 2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 14, 2017
by - Feb 14, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris Presents the New York Premiere of IN AND OF ITSELF by Derek Delgaudio
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Following a sold-out, five-time extended engagement at Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, Werner Entertainment, Gary Goddard Entertainment, Prediction Productions and five-time Emmy & Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, are pleased to present the New York Premiere of the acclaimed show, IN & OF ITSELF, created and performed by Derek DelGaudio (Nothing to Hide) and directed by four-time Emmy Award winner Frank Oz (What About Bob?, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Little Shop of Horrors). (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning Legend LaChanze
by Theater People Podcast - Feb 13, 2017

On Monday, February 13th, Theater People podcast welcomes Tony-winner LaChanze. For the episode, LaChanze talks about how growing up in Connecticut afforded her the opportunity to make frequent trips into New York City where she saw such shows as the original CHICAGO and EVITA with Patti LuPone. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Hostage Situation' Episode of GIRLS on HBO
by - Feb 13, 2017

On the next episode of GIRLS on HBO titled  "Hostage Situation", Hannah (Lena Dunham) provides cover for Marnie’s (Allison Williams) secret weekender to Poughkeepsie (more...)

Sheridan Smith And Chris Peluso Star In FUNNY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

???????Sheridan Smith and Chris Peluso lead the cast of Funny Girl which comes to The Bristol Hippodrome from March 21st - 25th having enjoyed critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Lena Hall Covers Justin Timberlake's 'Drink You Away'
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2017

Watch Lena Hall put her signature rock spin on Justin Timberlake's song Drink You Away. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 1st, 2017 - KID VICTORY, James Corden and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 1, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Scroll down for the latest news, and click HERE to learn more about how we've revamped our morning brief for 2017! Want our morning reports delivered via email? Subscribe here! (more...)

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