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

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Entertaining, Edgy, Great acting, Funny, Clever

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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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Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Clever, Fun!

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

Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Nice, Good

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.

Exquisite, Masterful, Profound, Absorbing

See it if you want to rock!

Don't see it if drag offends

Clever, Great writing, Funny, Entertaining, Edgy

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.

Ambitious, Relevant, Resonant, Profound, Original

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.

Riveting, Great writing, Exquisite, Edgy, Absorbing

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.

Entertaining, Great singing, Dizzying, Raunchy, Quirky

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

Ambitious, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great acting, Thought-provoking

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

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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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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Entertainment Weekly
April 25th, 2014

"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."
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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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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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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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AM New York
April 22nd, 2014

"The new setting affects the show’s credibility. Would a strange, struggling performer really be invited to perform on a Broadway stage? But as it is, this remains a wildly enjoyable production of one of the most exciting and inventive rock musicals of all time."  
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The Huffington Post
April 22nd, 2014

"Everyone involved in Hedwig and the Angry Inch is doing outstanding work. Longtime fans are already aware of Stephen Trask's sizzling score. As played by this gritty and grinding band, it's as fresh and vital and as rafters-ringing as it's ever been."
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The Guardian (UK)
April 23rd, 2014

"Plays based on philosophical symposia don't come louder, lewder or more gorgeously original than Hedwig and the Angry Inch...If deliberately provocative and libidinous, Hedwig packs a stronger emotional wallop than most Broadway musicals. Despite the blaring sound mix, a few songs give you chills...what aural pleasure."
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USA Today
April 22nd, 2014

"Mitchell has wittily updated the text to acknowledge its Main Stem bow, and there are also references to latter-day developments, from TMZ to The Hurt Locker (envisioned here, hilariously, as a musical). But Hedwig's tragicomic essence remains the same, and under Michael Mayer's razor-sharp direction, it is a blazingly entertaining and ultimately moving performance."
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April 22nd, 2014

"'How does a slip of a girly-boy from Communist East Berlin become an internationally ignored song stylist?"This is the burning -- or at least heavily winking -- question asked and answered in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," the Off-Broadway glam-rock comic musical sensation...The pertinent answers are that the unlikely Broadway show and its equally unlikely star are doing splendidly."
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April 22nd, 2014

"As with any piece that is essentially a straight monologue by a single person, there are places where “Hedwig” slows down. But “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” is still the finest musical you’re going to see this year, about a transgendered Berliner with a chip on her shoulder."
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Financial Times (UK)
April 22nd, 2014

"Like most rock ’n’ roll worthy of the name, however, especially when the word “wig” figures in the title, this production is primarily about hair...Adding to our enjoyment are Hedwig’s fanciful costumes. The physical production centred on a broken-down car, helps keep us engaged when the storytelling sags."
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The Upcoming (UK)
August 7th, 2015

"The recent addition of accomplished stage and screen actor Taye Diggs as Hedwig is good news for even the most devoted fans of the cult classic, as there is much to be surprised, delighted and enlightened by in his portrayal...he commits wholeheartedly to the insecurities, complexities and idiosyncrasies of the role. Diggs’ natural presence exudes sexually dominant masculinity, making his willingness to explore the feminine experience a compelling risk – and it pays off."
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Daily Mail (UK)
July 23rd, 2015

"Taye Diggs' first night playing the beloved yet troubled transgender rocker from East Berlin was a success. The 44-year-old actor's performance - and no doubt his amazing physique - drew a standing ovation...While most know that Taye can act, they're finding out he has the singing voice and dance moves as well."
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