The Verdict: Critics Return to Review John Cameron Mitchell's Hedwig

The Verdict   The Verdict: Critics Return to Review John Cameron Mitchell's Hedwig
 
John Cameron Mitchell, the co-creator and original star of the Off-Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, returned to his glammed-up creation Jan. 21. Members of the press were invited back to review the star this week.
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Mitchell starred in the original Off-Broadway production of Hedwig as the "internationally ignored" East German transgender singer fronting a fictional rock-n-roll band at the Jane Street Theatre, earning an Obie Award and an Outer Critics Circle nomination. He also starred as Hedwig in a 2001 film version he directed. His acting credits also include The Secret Garden, Six Degrees of Separation and "Girls," and he has directed "Rabbit Hole" and "Shortbus." Read Playbill.com's interview with Mitchell here.

Mitchell's engagement in Hedwig continues through April 26.

Read the reviews below:

amNY

The Guardian

The New York Times

Variety

Hedwig features a book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask. Lena Hall, who recently starred as Nicola in Broadway's Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots and is also the lead singer of rock band The Deafening, plays Yitzhak.

The Hedwig creative team includes scenic designer Julian Crouch, costume designer Arianne Phillips, lighting designer Kevin Adams, hair and makeup designer Mike Potter, sound designer Timothy O'Heir, musical supervisor Ethan Popp, projection designer Benjamin Pearcy and vocal supervisor Liz Caplan. Casting is by James Calleri. 

The Belasco Theatre Box Office is located at 111 West 44th Street. Tickets are also available by calling (212) 239-6200 or visiting Telecharge.com.

For more information, visit HedwigBroadway.com.

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