Hedwig and the Angry Inch Summary

  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch is 1.5 Hours long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 7 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: March 29, 2014
  • Opens April 22, 2014
  • Show Closed: September 13, 2015

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a spectacular rock musical starring a male to female transsexual who has undergone a botched sex change operation. It is furthermore rooted in the history of Europe, telling the tale of a person who has lived through the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway Background

The original Off-Broadway play premiered in 1998 starring its creator John Cameron Mitchell, who also played the role in the 2001 film version. When the revival on Broadway first opened in 2014, it starred Neil Patrick Harris as Hedwig. Harris was subsequently replaced by Andrew Rannells in late August 2014, Golden Globe-winner Michael C. Hall on October 16, 2014, John Cameron Mitchell on January 18, 2015, Darren Criss ("Glee," How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying), on April 28, 2015 and Taye Diggs on July 22, 2015. The show is directed by Michael Mayer, whose credits include On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Everyday Rapture, American Idiot and Spring Awakening.

What’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch Like?

There is a very small cast for a Broadway musical, only consisting of the star Hedwig, his friend and collaborator Yitzhak (a female to male transvestite), and his rock band (comprising an additional four individuals). Despite this, it is huge in scope and impact, touching on themes sprawling from European history, sexual identity and Plato’s Symposium, while it is also striking how universal such specific themes can be to the human experience. With many of his stories told through song, Hedwig evokes a great deal of sympathy without a note of pity for his amazing and tragic story of love lost and fame foregone.

Is Hedwig and the Angry Inch Good for Kids?

With its very graphic portrayal of the themes of sexuality, violence, and betrayal, as well as strong language, this show may be inappropriate for children under the age of 12. Furthermore, it is theatre policy that children under the age of 4 are not permitted into the theatre.

Theatre Information

Belasco Theatre

111 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,040
Entrance: 44th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenues
Theatre Information

Belasco Theatre Seating Chart

Hedwig and the Angry Inch Marquee

Hedwig and the Angry Inch Marquee

Cast Members

Hedwig
Taye Diggs
Yitzah
Rebecca Naomi
Skszp
Justin Craig
Jacek
Matt Duncan
Krzyzhtoff
Tim Mislock
Schlatko
Peter Yanowitz

Producers

Barbara Whitman

David Binder

Eric Schnall

Jayne Baron Sherman

Latitude Link

Patrick Catullo

Paula Marie Black

Raise the Roof

Ruth Hendel

Sharon Karmazin

The Shubert Organization

Production Credits

Production Stage Manager
Lisa Lacucci
Music + Lyrics
Stephen Trask
Book
John Cameron Mitchell
Director
Michael Mayer
Costume Designer
Arianne Phillips
Scenic Designer
Julian Crouch
Lighting Designer
Kevin Adams
Music Staging
Spencer Liff
Sound Designer
Timothy O'Heir
Music Supervisor
Ethan Popp

Creative Team

General Manager
101 Productions
Company Manager
Ashley Berman at 101 Productions
Production Manager
Aurora Productions
Casting Director
Calleri Casting
Advertising Representative
Serino Coyne
Press Agent
Boneau Bryan-Brown