Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2014

Run Time:
1 hour and 35 minutes, with no intermission
Ages: 16+
Opened: April 22, 2014
Closing: September 13, 2015

Hedwig and the Angry Inch - 2014 - Broadway History , Info & More

Belasco Theatre (Broadway)
111 West 44th St. New York, NY

John Cameron Mitchell stars on Broadway in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, Mitchell and Stephen Trask's landmark American musical, directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening). Heartbreaking and wickedly funny, this raucously entertaining show has inspired a generation.

Brilliantly innovative and raucously entertaining, Hedwig has inspired a generation. The 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.

Winner of the 2014 Best Musical Revival Tony Award.


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Neil Patrick Harris makes Hedwig a glorious rock star
9 / 10

If your memory of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's brilliant 1988 rock musical, 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch,' is that it works best in a grungy joint, ideally where the floors are sticky, the seats half-empty and the air heavy with tragedy...there is much about director Michael Mayer's new Broadway production, which fuses the character of Hedwig with a megawatt star and thus cures her desperation, to pull you up short...But there is no denying that Harris has thrown himself into the old girl, roaring through this 90 minutes with more tricks in his pants than Hedwig has sad yarns. And this is by no means an inauthentic piece of acting; on the contrary, Harris offers up a bravura, frequently thrilling, deeply committed, self-pushing performance that doubtless will introduce Hedwig, whose cult following was dwindling, to an entirely new generation.

Review: Neil Patrick Harris crushes it in 'Hedwig'
9 / 10

It's obvious from the first moments of 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' that star Neil Patrick Harris is doing something special. And it's not just trying on a new role...Before our eyes, Harris is opening another chapter in his exceptional show business career with this 90-minute show and he simply crushes it, holding nothing back, softening no edges, making no nice...Harris sings with real feeling, whether it's a torch song on a stool while dressed in a little cocktail dress or rocking out a head-banging tune by attacking the scenery...it will come as no surprise that while Hall has an understudy, Harris does not. And that's perfectly right: Rarely does a role fit a performer so well. Harris is funny, twisted, poignant, outrageous, bizarre, silly and very, very human.

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Tour Will Launch from San Francisco This October; Scheduled Announced!
by Nicole Rosky - April 26, 2016


She back! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the Tony-winning production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch will go on tour later this year. No word yet on who will play the iconic gender-bending role, but some of the tour stops have already been announced!

Neil Patrick Harris, Lena Hall, Stephen Trask, and More Join Final HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Curtain Call for Farewell Speeches
by Sally Henry Fuller - September 13, 2015


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!

BWW Flashback: Pack Up That Wig! HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Closes Tonight on Broadway
by Jessica Khan - September 13, 2015


The hit, Tony-winning revival of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH closes on Broadway today, September 13, 2015. Taye Diggs, the show's current star, wraps the run. At the time of closing, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH will have played 22 previews and 506 regular performances at the Belasco Theatre. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you from Broadway's first HEDWIG to its sixth, stopping to remember everything in between!

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Raises More Than $600,000 for Hetrick-Martin Institute
by Tyler Peterson - September 9, 2015


Today, the producers of Hedwig and the Angry Inch announced that the record-breaking musical has raised over $600,000 for Hetrick-Martin Institute during the production's record-breaking run at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street).

Taye Diggs & Stephen Trask Talk HEDWIG; Possible Star-Launching Revival In the Future
by Caryn Robbins - September 8, 2015


Broadway's newest HEDWIG, Taye Diggs, and the show's composer, Stephen Trask reflect on the Tony-winning musical as well as what's ahead for its future.

HEDWIG Drummer Takes in Rescue Dog 'Cupid'; Advocates for Animal Foster Care
by BWW News Desk - September 2, 2015


Peter Yanowitz, the drummer for Broadway's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, has taken in a rescue dog named Cupid in support of Best Friends Animal Society, a national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of pets in America's shelters.

Review Roundup: Taye Diggs Takes Over as Broadway's Final HEDWIG!
by Nicole Rosky - August 20, 2015


Let's see what the critics had to say...

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Updates Lottery Timing!
by Nicole Rosky - August 19, 2015


Hedwig will soon put the wig back on the shelf. As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Tony-winning revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch will close on Broadway on Sept, 13. Taye Diggs, the show's current star, will wrap its run. Now the show has officially updated its lottery policy. A recent tweet reads: 'Hedwig Alert! New lottery timing - you may now enter 2 hours before each performance; winners drawn 90 minutes prior to show time.'

VIDEO: HEDWIG's Taye Diggs Talks 'Role of a Lifetime' on 'Today'
by Caryn Robbins - August 12, 2015


Broadway star Taye Diggs talks about his lead role as the gender-bending rock singer Hedwig Schmidt in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." 'It's the role of a lifetime,' says the actor. 'I guarantee I won't ever play anything as challenging.'

ON RECORD: Rebecca Naomi Jones' Five Favorite Cast Albums- 'It's What Made Me Want to Get Into This Business'
by On Record - July 28, 2015


Ever wonder which Broadway tunes have inspired your favorite performers? Check back every Tuesday for ON RECORD- to find out which cast recordings have made an impact on Broadway's brightest stars. In this week's edition, we hear from Rebecca Naomi Jones, who is currently starring as 'Yitzhak' in Hedwig and the Angry Inch- playing at the Belasco Theatre. Read on to find out her top five picks!

VIDEO: Taye Diggs on HEDWIG: 'Hardest Thing I've Ever Encountered'
by Caryn Robbins - July 27, 2015


The actor stops by USA TODAY's NYC studio to talk about the challenging role.

Photo Flash: Try and Tear Him Down! Taye Diggs Takes Over in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on Broadway
by Tyler Peterson - July 23, 2015


Taye Diggs has officially taken over Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The actor stepped into the title role last night, July 22, at the Belasco Theatre, making his return to the Great White Way after a decade-long hiatus. Check out a new, official look at Diggs in the production below!

Photo Coverage: Taye Diggs Takes First Bows in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH!
by Walter McBride - July 23, 2015


Taye Diggs just took over the title role in Broadway's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, making his return to the Great White Way after a decade-long hiatus. Diggs stars in the acclaimed musical for a limited 12-week engagement. He takes over from Darren Criss, who just finished his run on July 19 at the Belasco Theatre. BroadwayWord brings you photos from his opening night bows below!

Taye Diggs Knows How to 'Let It Go' for HEDWIG
by Jessica Showers - July 22, 2015


Taye Diggs knows how to 'Let It Go' when it counts.

Up on the Marquee: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH with Taye Diggs
by Walter McBride - July 23, 2015


Taye Diggs just took over the title role in Broadway's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, making his return to the Great White Way after a decade-long hiatus. Diggs stars in the acclaimed musical for a limited 12-week engagement. He takes over from Darren Criss, who just finished his run on July 19 at the Belasco Theatre.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Taye Diggs Takes the Stage in HEDWIG Tonight
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2015


PEOPLE just unveiled a first look at Taye Diggs strutting the stage in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway. The actor steps into the title role tonight, July 22, at the Belasco Theatre, making his return to the Great White Way after a decade-long hiatus. Scroll down to see Diggs in costume!

Taye Diggs Steps Into HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Tonight
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2015


Taye Diggs takes over the title role in Broadway's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH starting tonight, July 22, making his return to the Great White Way after a decade-long hiatus.

HEDWIG's Taye Diggs Says Challenging Role is 'Everything I Ever Wished For'
by Caryn Robbins - July 21, 2015


In an all-new interview in today's New York Times, Taye Diggs reflects on his upcoming gender-bending role in Broadway's Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

In the Spotlight Series: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH's Taye Diggs
by Walter McBride - July 20, 2015


Darren Criss just concluded his limited 12-week engagement in Broadway's HEDIWG AND THE ANGRY INCH, the Tony Award winning Best Musical Revival, yesterday, July 19. He started performances on April 29 at the Belasco Theatre. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Taye Diggs will take over the role starting Wednesday, July 22, making his return to Broadway after a decade-long hiatus. Diggs will also play the title role in the acclaimed musical for a limited 12-week engagement.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the songs in Hedwig and the Angry Inch and what's the order?
Tear Me Down
The Origin of Love
Sugar Daddy
Angry Inch
Wig in a Box
Wicked Little Town
The Long Grift
Hedwig's Lament
Exquisite Corpse
Midnight Radio

Other Productions of Hedwig and the Angry Inch

1998   Off-Broadway Original Off-Broadway Production
Off-Broadway
2005   London Fringe London Revival
London Fringe
2006   New York Benefit Performance
New York
2007   Off-Broadway Off-Broadway Revival
Off-Broadway
2014   Broadway Original Broadway Production
Broadway
US Tour Broadway National Tour
US Tour

Hedwig and the Angry Inch - 2014 Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2014 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actor in a Musical Neil Patrick Harris
2014 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Director of a Musical Michael Mayer
2014 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Revival of a Musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch
2014 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Neil Patrick Harris
2014 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Lena Hall
2014 Drama League Awards Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch
2014 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Actor in a Musical Neil Patrick Harris
2014 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Kevin Adams
2014 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) Hedwig and the Angry Inch
2014 Tony Awards Best Costume Design of a Musical Arianne Phillips
2014 Tony Awards Best Direction of a Musical Michael Mayer
2014 Tony Awards Best Lighting Design of a Musical Kevin Adams
2014 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Neil Patrick Harris
2014 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Lena Hall
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Patrick Catullo
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical The Shubert Organization
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Eric Schnall
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Stacey Mindich
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Martian Entertainment
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Sharon Karmazin
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Ruth Hendel
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Colin Callender
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Paula Marie Black
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Raise the Roof
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Latitude Link
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Barbara Whitman
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Jayne Baron Sherman
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical David Binder
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch
2014 Tony Awards Best Scenic Design of a Musical Julian Crouch
2014 Tony Awards Best Sound Design of a Musical Tim O'Heir

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