Hedwig and the Angry Inch Tour

Hedwig and the Angry Inch National Tour

Starring Darren Criss and Lena Hall

 

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a rock musical about a fictional rock and roll band fronted by a genderqueer East German singer named Hedwig. Hedwig, formerly Hansel, assumes a female persona after a botched sex change operation which was performed to allow her to marry an American man and escape East Germany. The book is by John Cameron Mitchell, and the music and lyrics are by Stephen Trask. The story draws on Mitchell’s life as the son of a U.S. Army Major General who once commanded the U.S. sector of occupied West Berlin. The character of Hedwig was inspired by a German divorced U.S. Army wife who was a Mitchell family babysitter and moonlighted as a prostitute at her Junction City, Kansas, trailer park home. The music is steeped in the androgynous 1970s glam rock style of David Bowie (who co-produced the Los Angeles production of the show), as well as the work of John Lennon and early punk performers Lou Reed and Iggy Pop.

 

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*San Francisco, CA 10/02/16 – 10/30/16 SHN Golden Gate Theatre Get Tickets
*Los Angeles, CA 11/01/16 – 11/27/16 Hollywood Pantages Theatre Coming Soon
San Diego, CA 11/29/16 – 12/04/16 San Diego Civic Theatre Coming Soon
Denver, CO 12/06/16 – 12/11/16 Buell Theatre Coming Soon
Seattle, WA 12/13/16 – 12/18/16 The Paramount Theatre Coming Soon
Durham, NC 1/31/17 – 2/05/17 Durham Performing Arts Center Coming Soon
Dallas, TX 2/07/17 – 2/12/17 Winspear Opera House Coming Soon
St. Paul, MN 2/14/17 – 2/19/17 Ordway Center Coming Soon
Detroit, MI 2/21/17 – 3/05/17 Fisher Theatre Coming Soon
Chicago, IL 3/07/17 – 3/19/17 Oriental Theatre Coming Soon
Charlotte, NC 4/11/17 – 4/16/17 Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts Coming Soon
Philadelphia, PA 4/18/17 – 4/23/17 Forrest Theatre Coming Soon
Boston, MA 5/30/17 – 6/11/17 Shubert Theatre Coming Soon
Washington, D.C. 6/13/17 – 7/02/17 The Kennedy Center Coming Soon

*Performances with Darren Criss and Lena Hall

 

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 Darren Criss – Actor, musician and Emmy-nominated composer, Darren Criss, most recently appeared on the Emmy award-winning FX series “American Horror Story.” Prior to his rave-reviewed role as Hedwig, he starred on Broadway as J. Pierrepont Finch in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. It was recently announced that he will star as Prince Eric in a limited engagement of The Little Mermaid at the Hollywood Bowl this June. Criss is best known for his breakout role as Blaine Anderson on FOX’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award‐winning series “Glee.” The San Francisco-native is a co-founder of StarKid Productions, a Chicago-based theatre company whose works have spurred viral hits, multiple Billboard charting cast albums, and sold-out national tours. He is the founder of the New York City’s first showtunes music festival, Elsie Fest. His additional film, TV and stage credits include Girl Most Likely opposite Kristen Wiig and Annette Bening, The Wind Rises, “Web Therapy,” ABC’s “Backstage with Disney on Broadway,” “Michael Feinstein’s New Year’s Eve Special” on PBS as well as hosting duties for the NewNowNext Awards and Teen Choice Awards.
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Lena Hall – Tony Winner and Grammy nominee Lena Hall just completed touring the US and Canada with Josh Groban on the Stages tour and ended her critically acclaimed run starring as Yitzhak in the hit Broadway revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch for which she won the 2014 Tony Award for Featured Actress in a Musical. Prior to Hedwig, she starred as Nicola in the Tony Award winning musical Kinky Boots. Lena sold out her solo shows at the legendary Café Carlyle, Feinsteins / 54 Below and Feinsteins San Francisco and her live album “Sin & Salvation: Live At the Carlyle” can be found on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, et al. Previous Broadway and Off-Broadway roles include starring in the award-winning Toxic Avenger at New World Stages, Tarzan (Original Cast), Dracula (Original Cast), 42nd Street (Anytime Annie), Cats (Demeter), Beg Bugs (NYMF) and Green Eyes (Fringe). TV and film roles include guest roles on HBO’s “Girls,” “Good Girls Revolt” (Amazon Prime), and “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.” Born and raised in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury, Lena Hall traveled the world as a young performer, receiving her first big break singing for Pope John Paul II at Candlestick Stadium for over 50,000 people at the age of 7. As a teenager Hall was a member of the Young People’s Teen Musical Theatre Company in San Francisco and eventually joined the national tour of Cats. Lena currently resides in New York City.

Justin Craig – Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Matt Duncan – Bass, Guitar, Keyboard, Vocals
Tim Miclock – Guitar, Vocals
Peter Yanowitz – Drum, Vocals

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