FREEZE FRAME: Darren Criss & Rebecca Naomi Jones Get Ready for HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH!
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Darren Criss will return to Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the Tony Award winning Best Musical Revival, for a limited 12-week engagement starting Wednesday, April 29 at the Belasco Theatre. As previously announced John Cameron Mitchell will play his final performance as Hedwig on Sunday, April 26. Additionally, Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Passing Strange), will join the cast, in the role of Yitzhak, beginning Tuesday April 14 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street).
The new company just met the press and you can check out a photo preview from the festivities below. Check back later for complete coverage!
Criss, musician, composer and actor, currently stars as Blaine Anderson on Fox's Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning series Glee. He made his Broadway debut in January of 2012 as J. Pierrepont Finch in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. With Criss at the helm, the revival made just over $4 million, which proved to be the most lucrative three weeks of its 11-month run.
Jones has received critical acclaim for her performances in Big Love now playing at Signature Theatre Company, Murder Ballad (Lily Award, Lortel Award nomination), American Idiot, and Passing Strange. Time Out New York has called her "a future legend of the New York stage" and "a member of the next generation of theatrical superstars." She can also be seen in the indie film Ratter which premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival in January.
Hedwig and The Angry Inch, with book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, directed byMichael Mayer, has received rave reviews and is the winner of four 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 Grammy nominated Original Broadway Cast album for Hedwig and the Angry Inch is available from Atlantic Records.
"Internationally ignored song stylist" Hedwig Robinson (Darren Criss) 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."
Photo Credit: Walter McBride