The Verdict: Critics Review Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Starring Neil Patrick Harris

By Playbill Staff
April 22, 2014

The Broadway premiere of the John Cameron Mitchell-Stephen Trask rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, starring Emmy Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, opened on Broadway April 22 at the Belasco Theatre.



Hedwig features a book by Mitchell and music and lyrics by 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 rock band The Deafening, co-stars with Harris as Yitzhak.

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 critics have filed their reviews and Playbill.com has collected them for our readers. Playbill.com will continue to update our list as the reviews come in.

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Hollywood Reporter

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New York Daily News

New York Magazine/Vulture

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Time Out New York

USA Today

Variety

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The Belasco Theatre 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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