Hedwig and the Angry Inch, With Neil Patrick Harris, to Play Belasco Theatre; Spencer Liff Will Provide Musical Staging
By Carey Purcell
The upcoming Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which will feature musical staging by Emmy Award nominee Spencer Liff, will open April 22, 2014, at the Belasco Theatre.
Liff's television work includes "So You Think You Can Dance," "Dancing With the Stars," "How I Met Your Mother" and "Parks and Recreation." His stage credits includes Two Gentleman of Verona: A Rock Opera, The Wedding Singer, A Snow White Christmas, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, Cry-Baby and Gypsy of the Year.
The Broadway premiere of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's landmark 1998 musical will star Neil Patrick Harris as the titular Hedwig, a transgender singer fronting a fictional rock'n'roll band.
The production will be directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, American Idiot). Previews begin March 29. 2014.
The dramatic musical comedy began Off Off-Broadway at Westbeth and then ran over two years at the Jane Street Theatre beginning in February 1998. Hedwig and the Angry Inch won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical, and both John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask won Obies. Hedwig and the Angry Inch won a 1998 New York Magazine Award and Entertainment Weekly's "Soundtrack of the Year" Award.
Tickets for the limited engagement will go on sale Oct. 19 at 10 AM for American Express Card Members. Tickets go on sale to the general public Nov. 2 via telecharge.com.
Additional casting and creative team for the production will be announced at a later date.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is produced on Broadway by David Binder and Jayne Baron Sherman. 101 Productions, Ltd are the executive producers.
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