Put on some makeup and turn up the eight track (OK, we have iPhones now), because the Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch is getting a cast album! Tony nominees Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Hall will rock out to Stephen Trask's score on the recording, which will be released by Atlantic Records digitally on July 1 and in stores on July 15. Trask will produce the album alongside Tim O'Heir and Hedwig music director Justin Craig.
In a statement, Trask shared his excitement, saying, "the talents of Neil and Lena and this amazing f*cking band have made these the best version of the score ever...if any band wants to learn any of these songs, these are the versions they should study."
With a book by John Cameron Mitchell and directed by Michael Mayer, Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the story of a fictional rock ‘n’ roll band, fronted by Hedwig (Harris), a transgender woman from communist East Berlin. Between rock songs, Hedwig regales the audience with both humorous and painful stories about her life, including her botched sex change operation. The score includes “Tear Me Down,” “Wig in a Box,” “Wicked Little Town,” “Angry Inch” and more.
In addition to Harris and Hall, the cast album will feature the Angry Inch band, known as Tits of Clay outside the Belasco Theatre: Justin Craig (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Matt Duncan (bass, vocals), Tim Mislock (guitar, vocaals), and Peter Yanowitz (drums, vocals).