Neil Patrick Harris, Lena Hall, Stephen Trask, and More Join Final HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Curtain Call for Farewell Speeches
It was a rock concert today at the final performance of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. During the curtain call, the band cranked it up and brought down the house as past HEDWIG cast members Neil Patrick Harris, Darren Criss, Lena Hall, more joined the current cast on stage. After the curtain call, Stephen Trask, and more took the stage to say a few farewell words to the crowd and even led the team in one last song. Click here to check out the high-powered bows, emotional speeches, plus a special on-the-spot performance!
Hedwig and the Angry Inch, with book by John Cameron Mitchell, music and lyrics by Stephen Trask and directed by Michael Mayer played its final performance today, Sunday, September 13. The production was initially announced as a 16-week limited engagement that turned into a smash hit 76-week run, the longest run ever in the Belasco Theatre's over 100-year history.
Beyond Broadway, a national tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch will start in San Francisco on October 4, 2016 with productions also being planned for the West End and Australia.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch stars Taye Diggs as Hedwig and Rebecca Naomi Jones as Yitzhak. The production has received rave reviews and is winner of four 2014 Tony Awards and won Best Musical Revival by the Tony Awards, 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 (Taye Diggs) 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 has inspired a generation of young theatre writers and audiences. This wickedly funny and heartbreaking show was called "the Best Rock Musical Ever" by Rolling Stone and "the most exciting rock score written for the theatre since, oh, ever," by Time Magazine.
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 Mitchell and Stephen Traskwon 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.The film of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, directed by John Cameron Mitchell, won the Audience Award and Best Director Awards at Sundance. Mitchell won the Best New Director from the National Board of Review, the Gotham Awards, and the LA Critics Society. Stage productions have played for many years in Japan and in 2008, Korea hosted a popular televised reality show about the search for a new star to play Hedwig.
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).
David Binder, who first produced Hedwig in 1997, is producing the musical on Broadway with Jayne Baron Sherman,Barbara Whitman, Latitude Link, Patrick Catullo, Raise The Roof, Paula Marie Black, Colin Callender, Ruth Hendel,Sharon Karmazin, Martian Entertainment, Stacey Mindich, Eric Schnall, and The Shubert Organization. 101 Productions, Ltd are the executive producers.
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