Hedwig and the Angry Inch Audiences Also Receive Hurt Locker the Musical Playbills

By Carey Purcell
23 Apr 2014

Click here to view the Hurt Locker Playbill in the PlaybillVault.
Click here to view the Hurt Locker Playbill in the PlaybillVault.

Theatregoers at the Broadway premiere of Hedwig and the Angry Inch may find an extra Playbill when seeing the show, along with the one for the rock musical starring Neil Patrick Harris.

Playbills for Hurt Locker The Musical can be found throughout the theatre.

Utilized as a way to explain why she is performing in a Broadway theatre and why she has a set onstage, Hedwig tells the audience that Hurt Locker the Musical ran for one night before closing, and she has persuaded a Broadway producer to let her perform in the Belasco Theatre.

The Playbill lists Bobby Cannavale, Taye Diggs, Michael Cerveris, D'Bree Dazeem, Hunter Taylor-Thompson-Tyler, Abdul Batin, Pepper Phillips and Blaine Duboise as cast members of the production



Musical numbers include "Hot Desert Nights!" and "Can't Camouflage Love," and the Playbill contains a Director's Note from Kip Buckner.

Click here to view the Hurt Locker Playbill in the PlaybillVault.

The text and design are credited to Mike Albo and Amanda Duarte and Rogers Eckersley.

The Playbill also contains advertisements for a single block of gold ("Luxury. In its Most Essential Form.") and "How Many Have You seen?," listing other Broadway shows. Productions include Container Store: The Musical, SoulCycle on Broadway, Streep No More and the "London Massive Smash" British Couples Being Serious in Sweaters.

Hedwig, which opened April 22 at the Belasco Theatre to positive reviews, features a book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask. The landmark 1998 musical stars Harris as the titular Hedwig, a transgender singer fronting a fictional rock-n-roll band. Lena Hall, who recently starred as Nicola in Broadway's Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots and is also the lead singer of the rock band The Deafening, co-stars with Harris as Yitzhak.

Click here to read critics' reviews of Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig is directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, American Idiot) with musical staging by Emmy Award nominee Spencer Liff (The Wedding Singer, Cry-Baby). Justin Craig is musical director. 

The Belasco Theatre is located at 111 West 44th Street. Visit hedwigbroadway.com for more information.