HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH Coming to Boch Shubert Theatre This Spring
Presented by the Boch Center, tickets are on sale at the Boch Center box office, through www.bochcenter.org or by calling (866) 348-9738. Press night is set for Wednesday, May 31 at 7:00 pm.
Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, Hedwig & the Angry Inch is the landmark musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask. This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. It's about finding your other half; it's the story of the origin of love.
Directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, American Idiot) and starring Tony and Olivier Award-nominee Euan Morton, Hedwig & the Angry Inch is the winner of four 2014 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival. It played to record-breaking sell-out crowds on Broadway and promises to take Boston by storm with what Rolling Stone proclaims is "the best rock musical ever!"
Euan Morton originated the role of Boy George in the musical Taboo in London and New York, garnering Tony and Olivier Award nominations and receiving the Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut.
Hannah Corneau, who plays Yitzhak, marks her Broadway National Touring debut with the role. About the casting of Corneau, director Michael Mayer enthused, "Hannah is a force of nature, and I'm really excited to unleash her on the country."
The members of Hedwig's band "The Angry Inch" -- aka "Tits of Clay" - are music director Justin Craig (guitar and keyboards), Matt Duncan (bass), Tim Mislock (guitar), and Peter Yanowitz (drums), all of whom originated their roles on Broadway and launched the National Tour in San Francisco last week.
Rounding out the company are Mason Alexander Park (Standby for Hedwig), Shannon Conley (Standby for Yitzhak), Dylan Fusillo (Standby for Schlatko) and Matt Katz-Bohen (Standby for Skszp, Jacek and Krzyzhtoff).
David Binder, who first produced Hedwig and the Angry Inch in 1997, and the Tony Award-winning Broadway production, is producing the National Tour with Barbara Whitman, Paula Marie Black, Latitude Link, Raise the Roof, Ah, Broadway, Ruth Hendel, Just for Laughs Theatricals, Sharon Karmazin, Heni Koenigsberg, Stacey Mindich, Eric Schnall, Jayne Baron Sherman, Cassandra DovEd Simon, Starry Night Entertainment and The Shubert Organization. 101 Productions, Ltd are the executive producers.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch was originally produced 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 Trask won 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), Stephen Gabis (dialect coach) and Johanna McKeon (associate director).
The Tony Award-winning, record-breaking production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch ran for over 500 performances at the Belasco Theatre on Broadway.
The Grammy nominated Original Broadway Cast Album for Hedwig and the Angry Inch is available from Atlantic Records.
Hedwig and The Angry Inch will play at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston, Tuesday, May 30 - Sunday, June 11, 2017, for 16 performances: Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm (except Wednesday, May 31, at 7:00 pm); Friday at 8:00 pm, Saturday at 9:00 pm; Sunday at 6:30 pm; and afternoon matinees at 4:00 pm Saturday and at 1:00 pm on Sunday. Tickets start at $35.00 and are on sale at the Boch Center box office, www.bochcenter.org or by calling (866) 348-9738. Groups of 10 or may reserve tickets now by contacting Boch Center Group Sales at (617) 532-1116 or email@example.com. For more information, visit www.bochcenter.org.
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