*Disclosure: I have an ongoing media relationship with the Fisher Theatre. All opinions expressed here, however, are my own.
I never saw the movie version of Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001), but I've heard a lot about the show. It's currently playing in NYC, as well, with Darren Criss (a fellow UM '09 alum) in the lead role. The show will be coming to Detroit this February through March, and I'm excited to check it out.
About the show:
The 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival Hedwig & The Angry Inch will make its Detroit premier at the Fisher Theatre, February 21 – March 5, 2017. Tickets are now on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com, and at the Fisher Theatre Box Office.
Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the landmark American musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask that is “groundbreaking and undoubtedly ahead of its time” (Entertainment Weekly). This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. “Internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig Robinson is out to set the record straight about her life, her loves, and the botched operation that left her with that “angry inch.”
Directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) and winner of four 2014 Tony Awards, Hedwig and the Angry Inch played to record-breaking sell-out crowds on Broadway and promises to take North America by storm with what Time Magazine proclaims is “the most exciting rock score written for the theatre since, oh, ever!"
Tony and Olivier Award-nominated Euan Morton will play the role of Hedwig, and Hannah Corneau will play Yitzhak in the National Tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, including its Detroit engagement. Euan Morton originated the role of Boy George in the musical Taboo in London and New York, garnering Tony and Olivier Award nominations and receiving the Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut. Hannah Corneau is making her Broadway National Touring debut. About the casting of Corneau, director Michael Mayer enthused, “Hannah is a force of nature, and I'm really excited to unleash her on the country.”
The film of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, directed by John Cameron Mitchell, won the Audience Award and Best Director Awards at Sundance. Mitchell won the Best New Director from the National Board of Review, the Gotham Awards, and the LA Critics Society. Stage productions have played for many years in Japan and in 2008, Korea hosted a popular televised reality show about the search for a new star to play Hedwig.
Performance times for Hedwig and the Angry Inch appearing February 21 – March 5, 2017 at The Fisher Theatre, located at 3011 West Grand Blvd., in Detroit are:
- Tuesday through Saturday evening performances at 8:00 p.m.
- Sunday evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.
- Open captioned performance on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
For more information visit www.HedwigTour.com.
Click HERE to enter to win tickets to the show! Ends 1/18/17.
Have you seen Hedwig and the Angry Inch before, either the movie version or the stage version? (and if you've seen both, which adaptation was your favorite?)