Hedwig Band Tits of Clay Returns to the Show's Roots For Special Benefit Concert With Lena Hall, Fred Schneider and More

News   Hedwig Band Tits of Clay Returns to the Show's Roots For Special Benefit Concert With Lena Hall, Fred Schneider and More
 
Tits of Clay, the band that accompanies the stars of Hedwig and the Angry Inch onstage at the Belasco Theatre, and the show's composer and co-creator, Stephen Trask, return to Don Hill's, the site of the show's genesis, for a special tribute and benefit concert Dec. 7.

Lead singer Celina Carvajal
Lead singer Celina Carvajal Photo by Manish Gosalia Photography

The show honors booker, promoter and club owner Don Hill and benefits Road Recovery, a New York-based nonprofit dedicated to helping young people battle addiction. Doors open at 8 PM.

The concert also features special guests New York Doll David Johansen; Michael C. Hall, currently starring as Hedwig on Broadway; Tony winner Lena Hall, who plays Yitzhak; Fred Schneider, of the B-52s; and Hedwig's original Yitzhak, Miriam Shor.

The rock band Ours plays an opening set.

"Hedwig traces its lineage back to Hill's eponymous club, making this tribute to him a no-brainer for Trask and the band," press notes state. "It was at the weekly SqueezeBox party that then-music director Trask and John Cameron Mitchell first conceived of the show, in which Trask and his band Cheater played the original Angry Inch. Tits of Clay came together for the current Broadway run, and was born out of the idea that any proper production of Hedwig must be true to its roots and form not in a rehearsal hall but in the rock clubs of New York City."

"Coming back to Don Hill's with Tits of Clay to play a bunch of punk rock songs would in itself inspire nostalgic swooning for me," Trask said in a previous statement. "But the fact that this show is a benefit for Road Recovery, which uses music to help at-risk youth battle off the threat of addiction, really hits home. The combination of the place and the event and the songs and the cause fills my head with all the great nights I had at SqueezeBox and reminds me of the dream I chased there with Jack Steeb, my dear friend and fellow Cheater member, who didn't make it through his own battles with addiction." "It is a dream come true to play these songs at Don Hill's — I, for one, cannot wait to rock the stage that birthed this crazy journey we're on!" Tits of Clay member Tim Mislock added. "It's humbling not only because of Hedwig's history there, but also the history of that legendary place. I hope we can honor the memory of the club, and create some new ones for those smart enough to join us."

Road Recovery harnesses the influence of entertainment industry professionals who have confronted similar crises and now wish to share their experience, knowledge and resources with youth struggling with addiction. Visit RoadRecovery.org for more information.

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