HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Storms New World Stages 10/28 For BC/EFA Annual Benefit
After a two year absence, this twice sold out annual benefit performance stars David Brian Colbert in the title role. A veteran of ten different productions across the country with over one thousand performances under his belt...David Colbert, now going by David Brian Colbert, has garnered awards in every region, including the Barrymore Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical. Also, reviving her role as Hedwig's pan-Slavic lover Yitzhak, is Petra DeLuca. This award winning production, directed by Michael Gray, will be re-staged for New World Stages by Aaron Mark and music directed by Daniel Lincoln.
Hedwig tells the story of an ‘internationally ignored' rock singer, Hedwig, and her search for stardom and love. Born a boy named Hansel whose life's dream is to find his other half, Hedwig reluctantly submits to a sex change operation in order to marry an American G.I. and get over the Berlin Wall to freedom. The operation is botched, leaving her with the aforementioned ‘angry inch'. Finding herself high, dry and divorced in a Kansas trailer park, she pushes on to form a rock band and encounters a lover/protégé in young Tommy Gnosis, who eventually leaves her, steals her songs and becomes a huge rock star.
A bitter yet witty Hedwig with her band of misfits, The Angry Inch, shadows Tommy's stadium tour, performing in nearby venues...in this case...the stage and set of the Gazillion Bubble Show on its dark night! Through a collage of songs, flashbacks and multi-media (by Kevin Regan), Hedwig tells her life story and somewhere between the anguish and the acid-wash, she pursues her dreams and discovers the origin of love.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 8:00pm at New World Stages, Stage 2
340 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10019
TICKETS: $50.00 Call Telecharge 800-432-7250 or 212-239-6200
or online at http://www.telecharge.com or by stopping by the
New World Stages Box Office.
Hedwig/ Tommy Gnosis: David Brian Colbert has traveled around the country in the title role in the show Hedwig and the Angry Inch. This show has won him several awards, including the Barrymore Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical, Best of Philly Award from the Philadelphia Weekly, Most Electrifying Performer Award from the Philadelphia City Paper, Years Best Performance from OnMilwaukee.com, the HANDY Award for Best Actor in a Musical from the Sarasota Herald Tribune, and most recently in Louisville, KY named a Kentucky Colonel by the Governor of Kentucky. While in town, he works at the Metropolitan Room and the Laurie Beechman Theatre as Technical Director (MAC Nominated)...and has received the New York City Nightlife Award and MAC Award as Piano Bar Entertainer. He has been seen on stage at The Town Hall in the Series BROADWAY BY THE YEAR. David studied Voice at John's Hopkins University's Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore Maryland. He has performed and recorded with Peter Nero and the Philadelphia Pops and was a member of the Corale Pisano, a professional chorus in Pisa, Italy for two years. While in Italy, he wrote lyrics to techno/disco songs for the record label, Dance Works Attacks...a division of MCA. His first, All I Need Is Love, recorded by INDIANA went number one in two weeks on the Italian Dance Charts and remained so for two months. His new musical, ELTINGE!, based on the life of the great American performer, received its first public reading, this past September at the Woodstock Fringe Festival in Woodstock, NY. Colbert penned book, lyrics and music and is currently in workshop for a production in spring 2010.
Yitzhak: Petra DeLuca debuted the role in Philadelphia, with David Colbert, and has joined him in several productions across the country. Petra freelances as an award-winning makeup artist, and is a member of several Gilbert and Sullivan light operatic societies. She has traveled across the United States as a vocalist for the band, Cesium 137, and has recorded two albums with them. Her single, A Broken Heart for Carolyn, from her solo project, Nadezhda, was picked up by Mick Mercers compilation of Gothic Industrial Music , The HexFiles, and is featured on the CD and in the accompanying book.
For additional information please visit us online at www.broadwaycares.org, For tix, visit the New World Stages Box Office or call Telecharge at 212-239-6200. Online at Telecharge.com*Image by ThomasEvans Photography