Hedwig Star Michael C. Hall Will Join Tits of Clay at Don Hill Tribute

News   Hedwig Star Michael C. Hall Will Join Tits of Clay at Don Hill Tribute Michael C. Hall, currently starring in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, will join his onstage band Tits of Clay and the show's composer and co-creator, Stephen Trask, at Don Hill's, the site of the show's genesis, for a special tribute and benefit concert Dec. 7.

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

The concert will also feature special guest New York Doll David Johansen, and the band Ours will play a special opening set.

Hall began in the role of the "internationally ignored" East German transgender singer fronting a fictional rock-n-roll band in the landmark 1998 musical Oct. 16 and will continue through Jan. 18, 2015.

"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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