See it if fun, great music, compelling story.
Don't see it if I've seen it with several leads and they are not equally good. Andrew Rannells was my favorite
See it if You like the star who is currently playing the title role and enjoy going to concerts or one man shows.
Don't see it if You don't like rock concerts or the star playing Hedwig.
See it if you want to rock!
Don't see it if drag offends
See it if You love rock musicals, but want to see something edgier.
Don't see it if You can't stand rock musicals whatsoever.
See it if a story of the human condition bathed in rock goodness appeals to you.
Don't see it if you hate awesome rock music, raunchy humor, and opening your mind.
See it if you want a tour-de-force performance by a man in six-inch heels
Don't see it if you are stuck to the gender binary
See it if you are a fan of the actor playing Hedwig or a fan of this cult classic
Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional Broadway musical Read more
See it if you're looking for something outside the typical Broadway fare or if you like rock musicals with heart.
Don't see it if you don't appreciate edgy content or shows with a rock score.
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Just how edgy can Hedwig remain on the Great White Way? There is, after all, a bit of cognitive dissonance in a supposed outcast selling out a giant theater. While director Michael Mayer’s tricked-out production abandons the show’s seedy origins, there’s still a satirical edge that reflects the more upscale venue."
"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."
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."
"“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."