Is Hedwig and the Angry Inch Heading to Broadway?

News   Is Hedwig and the Angry Inch Heading to Broadway? John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's cult classic Hedwig and the Angry Inch, an Off-Broadway hit in the late nineties, may arrive on Broadway in the fall.
Hedwig creator John Cameron Mitchell.
Hedwig creator John Cameron Mitchell.

Mitchell, according to the New York Post, will reprise his work as Hedwig for Broadway audiences. Also on board is original director Peter Askin; David Binder will produce. Composer-lyricist Trask also plans to pen a few new songs for the Broadway production, which will likely be set in a Broadway theatre.

Producer Binder told the Post, "The main thing we've learned about this show is that it has to take place in the theatre it's in at the moment. If it's a dive, the show has to be set in a dive. If it's in a Broadway theatre, it's going to be set in a Broadway theatre."

No official announcement about a Broadway production has been made.

Centering on an obscure and tortured German-American transsexual rock singer, Hedwig — presented in a concert form — told her story backed by the band The Angry Inch. The original Off-Broadway run played Feb. 14, 1998-April 9, 2000, at the Jane Street Theatre. Mitchell starred (with Miriam Shor as Yitzak) and penned the book to Trask's score. The stage work was later adapted for a 2001 film.

Among the names who went on to fill Hedwig's shoes Off-Broadway were Kevin Cahoon, Michael Cerveris, Matt McGrath and Ally Sheedy. The work also earned OBIE Awards for creators Mitchell and Trask as well as the 1998 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical.

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