AmEx Presale Begins Oct. 19 for Broadway Premiere of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Starring Neil Patrick Harris
By Carey Purcell
Tickets for Hedwig and the Angry Inch, starring Neil Patrick Harris, go on sale to American Express cardholders Oct. 19 at 10 AM.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch will begin previews March 29, 2014, at the Belasco Theatre, prior to an official opening April 22.
The Broadway premiere of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's landmark 1998 musical will star Harris as the titular Hedwig, a transgender singer fronting a fictional rock'n'roll band and will be directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, American Idiot). Emmy Award nominee Spencer Liff (The Wedding Singer, Cry-Baby) will provide musical staging.
Harris has performed on Broadway in Assassins and in the New York Philharmonic production of Company. He has been honored with four Emmy Awards: three for his acclaimed hosting of the Tony Awards and another for his guest-starring role on "Glee." He also served as host and producer of the 61st and 65th Primetime Emmy Awards.
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.
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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