Breaking News: John Cameron Mitchell to Receive 2015 Special Tony Award!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The Tony Awards® Administration Committee has announced that John Cameron Mitchell will receive the 2015 Special Tony Award. "John's return to 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' is one for the history books. He not only wrote and co-created the role with Stephen Trask - before directing and starring in the film - but returned to Broadway to star as Hedwig this season after a series of rave performances by Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells and Michael C. Hall. This is a remarkable undertaking, and we are honored to recognize his outstanding success with this honor," Heather Hitchens, President of the American Theatre Wing, and Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League, said. John Cameron Mitchell's New York stage appearances included Broadway's Big River, and the original casts of The Secret Garden (Drama Desk nomination) and Six Degrees of Separation. Off-Broadway: Larry Kramer's The Destiny of Me (Obie Award and Drama Desk nom.) and Michael John LaChiusa's Hello Again (Drama Desk nom.). He adapted and directed Tennessee Williams' Kingdom of Earth starring Cynthia Nixon and Peter Sarsgaard and starred in and wrote the book for the 1998 Off-Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch (directed by Peter Askin) for which he won an Obie Award along with co-creator/songwriter Stephen Trask. The film adaptation (2001) won him Best Director at Sundance and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor. He directed Shortbus (2006) and Rabbit Hole (2011) adapted from David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning play and starring Nicole Kidman in an Oscar-nominated performance. He recently appeared in HBO's Girls and is preparing to direct a film adaptation of Neil Gaiman's punk-era story How to Talk to Girls at Parties starring Elle Fanning and Nicole Kidman. Bruce Willis and Mary-Louise Parker will announce the 2015 Tony Award Nominations LIVE on Tuesday, April 28th from the Paramount Hotel's Diamond Horseshoe in New York City. (more...)

Rebecca Naomi Jones Joins HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH as 'Yitzhak' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Broadway's Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival Hedwig and the Angry Inch welcomes Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Passing Strange) in the role of Yitzhak beginning tonight, April 14 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). (more...)

Tony-Winning HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Will Launch National Tour!
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Following today's news that Rebecca Naomi Jones will succeed Lena Hall in Broadway's Hedwig and the Angry Inch, BroadwayWorld has confirmed that the Tony-winning production will officially hit the road! (more...)

Breaking News: Rebecca Naomi Jones Will Succeed Lena Hall in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Broadway's Hedwig and the Angry Inch has announced that Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Passing Strange), will join the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, in the role of Yitzhak, beginning Tuesday April 14 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). (more...)

Anthony Rapp Would Reprise His Role in HEDWIG 'in a Millisecond'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2015

A Twitter fan recently asked Anthony Rapp if he would consider reprising his role in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, and he gave an enthusiastically affirmative answer. (more...)

BWW Asks - Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato: Who Should Be HEDWIG's Next Yitzhak?
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

While upcoming casting for Yitzhak will be announced in the coming weeks, BWW contemplates who would be the perfect actress to take over the role? (more...)

Tony Winner Lena Hall Will Depart HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Hedwig and the Angry Inch's Tony Award winner Lena Hall will play her final performance as Yitzhak on Saturday, April 4. Hall created the role of Yitzhak at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street) earning rave reviews for her performance being called 'excellent,' (New York Times), 'dazzling' (Harper's Bazaar), 'magnificent' (The Chicago Tribune), and 'simply wonderful' (The Hollywood Reporter). (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: And the Next HEDWIG is... Darren Criss!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

The breakout star of GLEE, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS and more - Darren Criss will return to Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the Tony Award winning Best Musical Revival, for a limited 12-week engagement starting Wednesday, April 29 at the Belasco Theatre. (more...)

Michael C. Hall Covers HEDWIG for John Cameron Mitchell Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Golden Globe and Drama Desk Award winner Michael C. Hall will return to Hedwig and the Angry Inch from tonight, February 17 - Saturday, February 21. John Cameron Mitchell will continue in the show through Saturday, February 14 and will then take a one week leave to attend to a knee injury. John will return as 'Hedwig' on Tuesday, February 24 through Sunday, April 26. (more...)

Flashback: Michael C. Hall Puts the Wig Back On as He Returns to HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Golden Globe and Drama Desk Award winner Michael C. Hall will return to Hedwig and the Angry Inch from Tuesday, February 17 - Saturday, February 21. John Cameron Mitchell will continue in the show through Saturday, February 14 and will then take a one week leave to attend to a knee injury. John will return as 'Hedwig' on Tuesday, February 24 through Sunday, April 26. In honor of his return, BroadwayWorld flashes back to Hall's run in the show below! (more...)

Michael C. Hall to Cover HEDWIG for John Cameron Mitchell Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Golden Globe and Drama Desk Award winner Michael C. Hall will return to Hedwig and the Angry Inch from Tuesday, February 17 - Saturday, February 21. John Cameron Mitchell will continue in the show through Saturday, February 14 and will then take a one week leave to attend to a knee injury. John will return as 'Hedwig' on Tuesday, February 24 through Sunday, April 26. (more...)

UPDATE: John Cameron Mitchell Will Return to HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported on Saturday, John Cameron Mitchell, who recently returned to the role he co-created with composer/lyricist Stephen Trask in their musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, injured his knee during the production's early show on Saturday night. He completed the performance, but was unable to perform the 10PM late show, as audience members were told when arriving. UPDATE: BroadwayWorld had just learned that the star will officially reurn to the show tonight for the scheduled 8PM performance. (more...)

UPDATE: John Cameron Mitchell Hopes to Return to HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on Tuesday After Knee Injury
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Now according to the show's official Twitter page, the star is on the mend: '#JCM in good spirits. His knee being checked out by doctor. We hope he will return to Hedwig on Tuesday, our next scheduled performance.' (more...)

John Cameron Mitchell Injures Knee Mid-Performance, Forcing HEDWIG to Cancel Saturday's Late Show
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2015

John Cameron Mitchell, who recently returned to the role he co-created with composer/lyricist Stephen Trask in their musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, injured his knee during the production's early show on Saturday night. He completed the performance, but was unable to perform the 10PM late show, as audience members were told when arriving for the show. A production source tells us that the star was headed to the doctor last night, and we will share further updates as we can. (more...)

She's Here to Stay! John Cameron Mitchell Extends Return Run in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

John Cameron Mitchell, who recently returned to the role he co-created with composer/lyricist Stephen Trask in their musical Hedwig and The Angry Inch, has extended his run in the acclaimed production by six weeks at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street) due to popular demand. Tickets for Mitchell's run are now on sale through Sunday, April 26. (more...)

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Donates $200K to the Hetrick-Martin Institute
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the hit musical revival and winner of four 2014 Tony Awards now playing at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street), is pleased to announce a third donation has been made to Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI) as part of the show's ongoing partnership with the organization. This donation of $200,000 brings the total raised by Hedwig for HMI to $400,000 in less than one year. (more...)

He's Pulling the Wig Back Down from the Shelf! John Cameron Mitchell to Join HEDWIG on Broadway for 8 Weeks!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

It's been rumored since early in the new production's run -- and now it's official! Original star John Cameron Mitchell will return to the role he co-created with composer/lyricist Stephen Trask in their musical Hedwig and The Angry Inch, which they debuted in the 1998 hit Off-Broadway production. Mitchell will step into the role on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre starting Wednesday, January 21 for a strictly limited eight week engagement. Mitchell will join co-star and Tony Award winner Lena Hall who continues with the production as Yitzhak. (more...)

Michael C. Hall Extends Run in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Golden Globe and Drama Desk Award winner Michael C. Hall has extended his limited engagement in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Hall will play his final performance in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival on Sunday, January 18. Casting for the next Hedwig will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

New Duncan Sheik Tracks Available for Free Download
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Grammy and Tony award-winning musician Duncan Sheik, in partnership with NPR Music's 'On The Record,' exclusively premieres two tracks from him forthcoming album, Legerdemain. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Stephen Trask Talks HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH, Neil Patrick Harris, Sequel Details, New Musicals & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 20, 2014

Today we are talking to the gifted composer and lyricist behind the earth-shattering score for Broadway's biggest recent hit, HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH, the versatile and passionate Stephen Trask. Shedding considerable light on the development of the idiosyncratic rock musical, Trask discusses his influences and the organic way in which the outre show developed from humble beginnings at downtown bar Squeezebox in the mid-1990s, to Off-Broadway hit at the turn of the new century all the way to the rapturously received feature film adaptation, and, now, the 2014 Broadway production. Trask also details his affection for Tony Award-winning lead actor Neil Patrick Harris and looks ahead to the new leading man donning the titular wig, Andrew Rannells. Additionally, Trask also shares news on the forthcoming sequel to HEDWIG currently being developed with John Cameron Mitchell and teases some of what we can expect from the hotly anticipated theatrical experience. Furthermore, Trask reflects on his own upbringing and musical influences and how that informed the composition of the score for HEDWIG, as well as his own favorite performers. Plus, Trask reflects on his fruitful career as a movie scorer in Hollywood and comments on his upcoming musical endeavors, including two original stage musicals - JUST THE BLACK KEYS, a real-life inspired original musical potentially involving Peter Askin and Michael Mayer, as well 15 MINUTES, a Studio 54-centric period piece written with Rick Elice - as well as much, much more. (more...)

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