RIALTO CHATTER: Hedwig and the Angry Inch Headed to Broadway

Michael Riedel reports today in the New York Post that this fall, the cult classic Hedwig and the Angry Inch is coming to Broadway with John Cameron Mitchell recreating the role that he wrote 12 years ago.

Riedel reports that the show will be produced by David Binder who produced the show off-Broadway and directed by its original director, Peter Askin. The show is going to be updated both with a few new songs, and to "take place" in whatever Broadway theater that the show winds up in.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch, a rock musical that premiered in 1998, follows Hedwig, a transgendered singer from East Germany.  The musical tells of his life, his journey from Germany to America and the formation of his glam rock band The Angry Inch.  Through colorful rock songs and monologues, Hedwig tells his story of love, loss and creation.

The show first opened Off-Broadway at the Jane Street Theater on February 14, 1998, located in the ballroom of the Hotel Riverview. The show won both a Village Voice Obie Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award, ran for two years and then played Boston, Los Angeles and London.

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