The Tony-winning revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which stars Tony winner Neil Patrick Harris, has recouped its initial capitalization. John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's rock musical, which only performs seven instead of the usual eight Broadway shows per week, has set the box office record at the Belasco Theatre four times.
As part of an ongoing partnership, the production has also donated $100,000 to the Hetrick-Martin Institute, the nation’s oldest and largest organization helping gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth to reach their full potential.
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,” "The Origin of Love," “Angry Inch” and more.
The cast also includes Tony winner Lena Hall as Yitzhak. Harris departs the show on August 17; Tony nominee Andrew Rannells will step into his high heels August 20 through October 12.