Euan Morton and Hannah Corneau to Headline Fisher Theatre's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
The 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival Hedwig & The Angry Inch will make its Detroit premier at the Fisher Theatre, February 21 - March 5, 2017. Tickets are now on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com, and at the Fisher Theatre Box Office.
Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the landmark American musical by John Cameron Mitchelland Stephen Trask that is "groundbreaking and undoubtedly ahead of its time" (Entertainment Weekly). 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. "Internationally ignored song stylist" Hedwig Robinson is out to set the record straight about her life, her loves, and the botched operation that left her with that "angry inch."
Directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) and winner of four 2014 Tony Awards, Hedwig and the Angry Inch played to record-breaking sell-out crowds on Broadway and promises to take North America by storm with what Time Magazine proclaims is "the most exciting rock score written for the theatre since, oh, ever!
Tony and Olivier Award-nominated Euan Morton will play the role of Hedwig, and Hannah Corneau will play Yitzhak in the National Tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, including its Detroit engagement. 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 is making her Broadway National Touring debut. 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" - will be 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.
David Binder, who first produced Hedwig and the Angry Inch in 1997, produced 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 were the executive producers. The record-breaking production ran for over 500 performances at the Belasco Theatre.
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 Grammy nominated Original Broadway Cast Album for Hedwig and the Angry Inch is available from Atlantic Records.
Performance times for Hedwig and the Angry Inch appearing February 21 - March 5, 2017 at The Fisher Theatre, located at 3011 West Grand Blvd., in Detroit are:
Tuesday through Saturday evening performances at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.
Open captioned performance on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for Hedwig and the Angry Inch start at $39 (includes facility and parking fees) and are on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, and online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available for purchase at The Fisher Theatre box office. A limited number of premium seats will be available through Ticketmaster and at The Fisher Theatre box office. For group sales (10 or more) please call 313-871-1132 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets for the open captioned performance may be purchased in person at The Fisher Theatre box office or by phone at 313-872-1000, ext. 0. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.
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The Broadway In Detroit Series at The Fisher Theatre is sponsored by the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. As part of this sponsorship, the Chrysler Pacifica will be on display this season at The Fisher Theatre.
For more information visit www.HedwigTour.com.
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus