We’re going to be turning up the eight track and rocking out to Tony winners Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Hall that much earlier now! Due to overwhelming demand, the Atlantic Records cast album of the Tony-winning revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch will now be available for digital download on June 12, instead of the previously announced July 1. The record will be in stores on July 15.
With a score by Stephen Trask, 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. Famous numbers include “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). Trask will produce the album alongside Tim O'Heir and Hedwig music director Justin Craig.