The 8 PM performance features MAC Award winner David Brian Colbert in the title role with Petra DeLuca as Hedwig's gender-bending lover Yitzhak. The benefit also features the talents of Sean Driscoll (guitars), Kevin Garcia (drums), Justin Goldner (guitars) and Charlie Rosen (bass).
Aaron Mark directs the evening with musical direction by Matt Hinkley and sound design by Evan Schultz. Michael McGoff is the production stage manager; David S. Cohen is the assistant stage manager.
Proceeds benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
The show marks the fourth time Colbert and DeLuca have performed the show as a benefit for Broadway Cares. The previous versions in 2005, 2006 and 2009 all sold out.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch, according to press notes, tells the story of "Hedwig, a transsexual punk rock singer from East Berlin who lands in America after a botched sex change operation. Hedwig, the 'internationally ignored song stylist barley standing before you,' shares her outrageous and unexpectedly hilarious life story with the audience while touring America with her band, the Angry Inch." The original musical played 857 Off-Broadway performances, winning the 1998 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Musical. A film version of Hedwig was released in 2001.
The benefit is sold out. Cancellation tickets may be available the day of the show at the New World Stages box office, 340 West 50th Street (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues).
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised more than $195 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.