Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Broadway)
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Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Broadway)

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(978 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Edgy, Great acting, Funny, Clever

About the Show

Spend the evening with a transgender German rock singer in this Tony Award winning revival of the cult musical written by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (978)

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87 Reviews | 5 Followers
Profound, Raunchy, Great staging, Exquisite, Ambitious

See it if you want a fresh show, love rock music, want stellar lead performances, something different each night, or love a little chaos.

Don't see it if you are taking small children, want a classic broadway show, dislike rock music, or like full ensemble productions.

84 Reviews | 1 Follower
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You wanna see a rock concert

Don't see it if If you don’t want to think

419 Reviews | 52 Followers
Absorbing, Entertaining, Relevant, Must see

See it if Neil Patrick Harris. Hedwig rocks!

Don't see it if Afraid of living life out loud.

75 Reviews | 91 Followers
Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Must see, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an amazing, edgy play.

Don't see it if you are not progressive in thought and mind or are easily offended.

70 Reviews | 20 Followers
Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing, Quirky, Riveting

See it if you want to be blown away (hehe) by incredible performances, an emotionally-charged story, and the best rock musical songs ever written

Don't see it if "raunchy" material (ie a man in drag playing a transgender character humping an audience member's face) offends you

155 Reviews | 26 Followers
Romantic, Profound, Masterful, Hilarious, Raunchy

See it if you want to see a modern musical masterpiece.

Don't see it if you don't get it.

93 Reviews | 8 Followers
Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you like something fun

Don't see it if no reason

55 Reviews | 16 Followers
Unique, Rock, Edgy, Lgbt

See it if you aren't into typical bway, are into rock music & open to being moved by a story you'd otherwise think you'd never be able to relate to.

Don't see it if ur looking for traditional bway music/staging. It's a rock show with an on-stage band lead by a trans woman sharing her funny/tragic life. Read more

Critic Reviews (18)

The New York Times
April 22nd, 2014

"Foulmouthed, electrically tuneful and furiously funny, with explicit descriptions of its title character’s bungled sex-change operation and erotic adventures, “Hedwig” developed a cult following that kept it running off Broadway for two years, with subsequent production around the world."
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Time Out New York
April 22nd, 2014

"Mitchell juices his 1998 script with topical jabs: dating sites, TMZ and Mark Rylance. Director Michael Mayer expertly balances the needs of a messy, punk protest with jaw-dropping visuals."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 22nd, 2014

"The enormous scale and professionalism of Michael Mayer’s production cuts two ways. It seems to think it’s a work of glam philosophy: part Rocky Horror, part Plato’s Symposium. But musicals do better to bury their abstractions, not animate and project them on scrims, however beautifully. Happily, Hedwig is plenty touching — and fun — most of the time."
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New York Daily News
April 22nd, 2014

"Transformation is tricky, sometimes even painful. But Broadway’s sensational “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” is a reminder that change doesn’t have to hurt. This raucous pop-rock musical — a show with proudly ratty downtown roots and rabid fans — survives and thrives uptown."
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April 22nd, 2014

"A spectacular revival...a rock concert with political as well as psychosexual overtones. What fun! ...The band may be wearing fashionable glam-rock costumes rather than ripped T-shirts and shredded jeans and safety pins in their nostrils, but the music (and the anger fueling it) is closer to punk rock and more in step with Hedwig’s nihilist inclinations."
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The Hollywood Reporter
April 22nd, 2014

"As to the question of how the scrappy, subversive 1998 cult performance piece about gender identity, transformation and pop mythology would sit on Broadway, the show, its protagonist and her pulse-pounding band tear up the Belasco stage like they own it. If screaming rock concert-style veneration is not your thing, stay home."
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Chicago Tribune
April 22nd, 2014

If your memory of this brilliant 1998 rock musical is that it works best in a grungy joint, ideally where the floors are sticky, the seats half-empty and the air heavy with tragedy, there is much about director Michael Mayer's new Broadway production to pull you up short...Hedwig, you might say, has emerged triumphant after all these years of graft and toil."
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New York Post
April 22nd, 2014

"“Hedwig” is a tricky animal: Framed like a concert, it requires a charismatic lead who can go wild during the most raucous numbers, but also handle long, narrative banter between the songs — and the occasional audience interaction."
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