and underwent a Gender Reassignment Surgery in order to marry him and flee to the West. [citation needed], The show was also performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015 at Greenside @ Royal Terrace by young company A Wicked Little Town with a positive reception. The show got rave reviews in the Netherlands. The character of Hedwig was inspired by a German divorced U.S. Army wife who was Mitchell's family babysitter and moonlighted as a prostitute at her trailer park home in Junction City, Kansas. Rebel’s friend Hugh Sheridan was cast in the lead role of Hedwig … [71], In 2020, the television series Riverdale based their musical episode from the fourth season titled "Chapter Seventy-Four: Wicked Little Town" on Hedwig and the Angry Inch.[72]. p. 75. Where the show could only gesture towards Kansas and Germany, the film cuts in archival footage of the Berlin Wall and sets Hedwig’s prismatic wigs against the drab Midwest desert. The Brazilian glam band Star 61 covered "Angry Inch" with lyrics in Portuguese (Polegada Irada) for their first 2005 demo album. It was then put on again in Mongkol RCA Studio in June, 2014. In league with the Western emphasis on individualism, Hedwig and the Angry Inch questions what it means to be divided in an individualist society. A daily roundup of the most important stories in music, The Year Megan Thee Stallion Became a Symbol, Watch Miley Cyrus Covers Hole’s “Doll Parts”, John Carpenter Shares New Song “The Dead Walk”: Listen, Watch Brittany Howard Cover Nina Simone’s “Revolution” on, Pianist and Composer “Blue” Gene Tyranny Dead at 75, Watch Paul McCartney Discuss New Album, Scrapped Dylan Collab on, Graphic by Drew Litowitz, photo courtesy of Fine Line Features/Getty Images. Link in bio to get the track on Apple Music.…, "Medley of Hedwigs in 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch, "TheatreLAB and Spin, Spit & Swear present Hedwig and the Angry Inch", "Lena Hall Cast in Broadway's 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'; Neil Patrick Harris Extends Run", "Broadway production slightly alters original Off-Broadway version of 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'; Head Over Heals for Hedwig", "Following Neil Patrick Harris' Departure, Andrew Rannells Will Step Into Hedwig's High Heels", "Broadway Gets a New Hedwig! Hedwig and The Angry Inch was originally presented at the Westbeth Theatre Center on February 27, 1997 by David Binder. In spring of 2011, English-language Prague theatre AKANDA staged Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Iron Curtain Club, with Jeff Fritz as Hedwig and Uliana Elina as Yitzhak. [citation needed]. [46] A revival of the production, beginning in December 2012 and continuing through August 2013,[47] featured eight actors nightly in the lead role.[48]. It was for this occasion that Mike Potter first designed Hedwig's trademark wig, which was initially constructed from toilet paper rolls wrapped with synthetic blond hair. Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a rock musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Trask and a book by John Cameron Mitchell. On November 24, 2012, John Cameron Mitchell performed a concert with the Brazilian Hedwig cast and guests and there were another two performances of Hedwig in Rio, November 23 and 25, and 4 performances in Fortaleza, November 29, 30, December 1 and 2, 2012. Hedwig and the Angry Inch ist eine Verfilmung des 1998 in New York Off-Broadway uraufgeführten Musicals Hedwig and the Angry Inch aus dem Jahr 2001. In both productions, Hedwig was played by Chanudol Suksatit. At the height of her breakdown, she seems to transform into Tommy Gnosis, who both begs for and offers forgiveness in a reprise of the song she wrote for him ("Wicked Little Town (Reprise)"). A national tour of the show began at San Francisco's Golden Gate Theatre in October 2016 before closing at the Kennedy Center in July 2017.[2]. Jake Mendes as Hedwig. Released in 2001, the film is a beam of pure camp spectacle, full of sumptuous backdrops and shot through with the underdog spirit of the original. It was presented off-Broadway at the Jane Street Theatre on February 14, 1998 by Peter Askin, Susann Brinkley, James B. Freydberg. https://www.ticketmaster.com/hedwig-and-the-angry-inch-tickets/artist/836699 The musical opened Off-Broadway in 1998, and won the Obie Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical. In our weekly series, we revisit some of our favorite music movies—from artist docs and concert films to biopics and fictional fantasies—that are available to stream or rent digitally. [32][33] However, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the production to postpone its opening. While he sings her songs to thousands nearby, she belts in front of a salad bar to stunned senior citizens just trying to eat their crab dinners. To revisit this article, visit My Profile, then View saved stories. Matt Shofner starred as Hedwig and Bianca Bryan played Yitzhak.[49]. Holly M Sypniewski, “The Pursuit of Eros in Plato’s Symposium and Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” International Journal of the Classic Tradition 15, 4 (2008): 558-563. But the settled past became the urgent present in January when the acclaimed director unleashed a spectacular new version at the Aurora Fox that seamlessly joined past and present like two sides of a missing whole. The Broadway production had the song prepared to play in case Hedwig had to leave the stage, along with "Freaks", a song from the movie. Der Kinostart von Hedwig and the Angry Inch ist unbekannt. For the film, see, CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (, Henry, Matthew. Im Film spielt u.a. Hall portrayed the title role of Hedwig once a week for eight performances, making her the first actor to play both Hedwig and Yitzhak in the same production. p. 64. John Cameron Mitchell’s off-Broadway show turned cult film turned cultural phenomenon offers a space for everyone in its outsider story. The character of Hedwig was inspired by a German divorced U.S. Army wife who was Mitchell's family babysitter and moonlighted as a prostitute at her trail… Direction was by Peter Askin and musical staging by Jerry Mitchell, with Hedwig initially played by John Cameron Mitchell and Yitzhak played by Miriam Shor. This same production performed again in Rio de Janeiro from April 4–22, 2012, and a tour to Curitiba, performing April 26–29, 2012, for a total of 16 performances. Lena Hall played Yitzhak, Hedwig's husband, until April 2015. Though Mitchell had never done drag or sang in a band, he inhabited the pithy German mannerisms and performative bravura instantly, earning high praise from club regulars. Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe. He met a G.I. The profits of this album benefitted The Hetrick-Martin Institute, home of the Harvey Milk High School, a New York City public school for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth who have experienced discrimination and violence in other public schools or at home and are at risk of not completing their secondary education. Yitzhak sings the entire song (including a missing verse) in the Revival Cast Album. In addition to songs from Hedwig, the show also includes numbers from Mitchell's musical podcast Anthem: Homunculus, his film How to Talk to Girls at Parties, and covers from artists like David Bowie. This plan will allow Hansel to leave communist East Germany for the capitalist West. Atrocity Tour by Rose Tinted Productions played 2004 at the following Venues: with Hedwig - Matthew Tapscott and Yitzhak - Mel Farmery, The Angry Inch: Skszp - Steve Lockwood (bass and MD), Schlatko - Lee Farmery (drums), Jacek - Tesco (guitar), Krzyzhtof - Stu (guitar), Hlava - Marcus Lane (keyboards),[15] Creative Team: John Lynch - Artistic Director and Producer, Paul Howse - Lighting Design, Special Effects, Jim Craig - Stage Manager, Steve Lockwood - Musical Director, Leanne Edwards - Choreography, Wanda MacRae - Original Make Up and Wig Design, Pete Mathers - Sound Engineer, UK shows produced by Rose Tinted Productions by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd[16], Atrocity Tour also played in Italy in November 3–14, 2004 at Teatro Ariberto, Milan. That message continues to resonate powerfully for a new generation of genderqueer audiences; just last month the soapy CW drama Riverdale used songs from the movie for their annual musical episode. Hedwig and the Angry Inch Critics Consensus. Slusarenko said that he fielded questions from Kim Deal of The Breeders about Black, her former bandmate in The Pixies, with whom she'd had limited conversation since the band's breakup in 1993. He found respite in bands like the Cars and the B-52’s, as well as glam-rock groups like Sweet. ), The Bens (Ben Folds, Ben Lee and Ben Kweller), They Might Be Giants and Robyn Hitchcock. [58], After Lena Hall left the production on April 4, 2015, Rebecca Naomi Jones took over as Yitzhak on April 14, 2015, following a week-long stint with Shannon Conley in the role.[59]. "Follow My Voice: With the Music of Hedwig", a documentary about the making of the "Wig in a Box" benefit cd, profiled students from the Harvey Milk School. The show was produced by TheatreLAB and Spin, Spit & Swear in Richmond, Virginia in October 2014. Rechristened Hedwig, she was plopped down in Junction City and soon left to fend for herself. 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