Referred to as “The Best Rock Musical Ever!” by RollingStone, Hedwig and the Angry Inch narrate the story of an East German transgender singer and his fictional rock and roll band. Stephen Trask is the talent behind the sensational music and lyrics of the musical whereas the text is done by John Cameron Mitchell. Since the opening of the musical in 1998, hundreds of stage productions have been performed all around the globe. The actors who have performed as the protagonist Hedwig on the stage in the United States include former Brat Pack member Ally Sheedy, Tony Award winning actor Michael Cerveris, stage and film actors Nick Garrison and Matt McGrath and Rent star Anthony Rapp.
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Hedwig And The Angry Inch
The Off-Broadway production of the play opened in February 1998 at the Jane Street Theatre and closed in April 2000. The show featured eight hundred and fifty seven performances for the said duration. The remarkable direction was done by Peter Askin whereas the magnificent musical staging was done by Jerry Mitchell. Initially the character of Hedwig was played by John Cameron Mitchell. The Off-Broadway production was a success and won the Obie Award as well as the Outer Critics Circle Award for “Best Off-Broadway Musical”. Starring Neil Patrick Harris, the first Broadway production is scheduled to open in 2014 at the Belasco Theatre. To enjoy it live, all you have to do is get Hedwig and the Angry Inch tickets and book yourselves a seat for the treat.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is an everyday story of betrayal and the quest to find true love. This hilariously witty rock musical is about transgender Hansel Schmidt who is from communist East Berlin. The journey of Hansel is about fighting the misfortunes of life and becoming Hedwig Robinson. The heartfelt story of Hedwig is narrated to the audience in a monologue. The story tells about Hansel, who was stuck in East Berlin until the encounter with the US soldier Luther Robinson. They both fall in love and decide to get married. Things don’t turn out as expected so the protagonist sets off on a journey to find true love and travels across the Berlin Wall to do that. The concept behind the stage production is that the audience sees the character of Hedwig stalking rock star Tommy Gnosis’s tour across the country. Telling the story in cafés and restaurants and performing to sold-out crowds becomes a norm for Hedwig. The lead singer of the band, The Angry Inch stays on stage for the entire duration of the musical including the character of the resentful Yitzhak. See how the story unfolds by getting the Hedwig and the Angry Inch tickets for the series of Broadway performances scheduled this year.
Hedwig’s endearing love for philosophy is rightly described in the song “The Origin of Love”. The soundtrack is based on the Aristophanes' speech in Plato's Symposium. The song describes the existence of three sexes of human beings referred to as "children of the sun", "children of the earth" and "children of the moon". Eleven rock songs by Stephen Trask adds brilliance to the musical. His musical compositions are steeped into the glam rock era of seventies. Other popular compositions of the musical include "The Angry Inch", "Wig in a Box", "Wicked Little Town", "The Long Grift", "Hedwig's Lament" and more.
The New York Times rightly referred to the musical as “Sensational! Hedwig is a Phenomenon”! The musical is emotionally draining, witty and touching; in short it is a roller coaster ride. It is an inspiration to anyone and everyone who feel that life gave them an inch when they actually deserved a mile. Rolling Stone Magazine praised the musical in its review as “The first rock musical that truly rocks”. This piece of musical holds brutal honesty and runs down deep into the soul of the theatre goers. Do visit the venue with your loved ones to enjoy this enduring performance by this East German rock artist.