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Breaking News: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Sets Broadway Closing Date

Hedwig will soon put her wig back on the shelf.

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that the hit, Tony-winning revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch will close on Broadway on Sept, 13. Taye Diggs, the show's current star, will wrap its run.

At the time of closing, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH will have played 22 previews and 506 regular performances.

"When we announced our limited 16-week Broadway engagement of Hedwig, never in my wildest dreams did I think it would run for a year and a half," producer David Binder said in a statement. "Hedwig heralded a historic year of acceptance and celebration across America. It has been a privilege to work with our extraordinary leading men Neil, Andrew, Michael, John, Darren and Taye; Lena Hall, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Shannon Conley, and our kick ass band Tits of Clay. I am so happy that Michael Mayer's groundbreaking production has introduced Hedwig to a new generation of fans and brought John and Stephen's downtown show into the mainstream. The vision of these artists was truly ahead of its time. I couldn't be prouder of the entire team and am thrilled that audiences across the US will soon be able to experience our show when it begins its national tour."

HEDWIG marked Diggs' return to the Great White Way after a decade-long hiatus, where he stars opposite Rebecca Naomi Jones as 'Yitzhak.'

The Broadway production of the John Cameron Mitchell-Stephen Trask musical opened to great acclaim and box office success with original star Neil Patrick Harris in 2014. Since then, such stars as Michael C. Hall, Darren Criss - and even Mitchell - have stepped into Hedwig's shoes at the Belasco Theatre.

Per press notes, '"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 AND THE ANGRY INCH, 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 2014 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival. It was also awarded Best Musical Revival by the Drama Desk Awards, Drama League Awards, and Outer Critics Circle Awards.

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), Stephen Gabis (dialect coach), and Johanna McKeon(associate director).

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