Already closed | 1h 35m | Midtown W

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Broadway)

From 957 member  reviews
Members say: 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. More…

This cult classic rock musical about a fictional rock and roll band fronted by an East German transgender singer has moved uptown to Broadway. In this Tony Award winning revival, the iconic role has been taken over by Taye Diggs through October 11.

1h 35m | Already closed | Belasco Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (957)


Entertaining, Edgy, Great acting, Funny, Clever
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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.

Funky, Edgy, Confusing, Refreshing, Great music

See it if you wanna rock-n-roll all nite & party everyday. GREAT music, amazing band, fearless performances. Some shock-n-awe, some predictability.

Don't see it if anything sexual - gay straight bi trans whatever - makes you squeamish. Not a traditional musical by any stretch of the imagination.

Absorbing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if Saw the downtown original with John Cameron Mitchell. Intense and exciting. The subject now more timely than ever.

Don't see it if You still deny sexual assignment choice, do not want to see sexually explicit theater.

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

Also I saw this show with Darren Criss and Rebecca Naomi Jones. Both turned... Read more Read less

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

Clever, Insipid, Original, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if you love the actors playing hedwig and 70's music.

Don't see it if you hate guys dressed up as woman and girl dressed as a guy.

Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Masterful

See it if Taye was AMAZING! Fun show.

Don't see it if You have issues with gender and sexuality.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Relevant, Must see

See it if Neil Patrick Harris. Hedwig rocks!

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

Entertaining, Edgy, Original, Raunchy

See it if you like rock n' roll, LGBT issues.

Don't see it if you don't like loud music, you need to hear and understand every single word.

Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Thought-provoking

See it if you are looking for a fun night at the theatre. The show is also very thought provoking and makes you think about life and love.

Don't see it if audience interaction is not for you. This show is also very sexualized.

Horrible sound design, Disappointing, Edgy, Raunchy, Original

See it if You want to be one of the hip cool kids who's all over Hedwig.

Don't see it if You need to actually hear what they're singing to appreciate a musical. Worst sound design I've ever encountered.

Ambitious, Disappointing, Intense, Edgy, Quirky

See it if like rock alternative musicals on the cutting edge.

Don't see it if if you saw the original at the Jane St. theatre, a tiny rundown theatre where the show truly belongs. Never Bway meant regardless of star.

Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Edgy, Raunchy

See it if you like an edgy, rock score, iconic musical with terrific performances and surprising character depth

Don't see it if you want a more traditional golden age type show and don't like rock music

Offbeat, Quirky, Inconsistent, Dated

See it if ...You have fond memories of 70's glam rock and thunderously loud music, and want to see a "star turn" by a celebrity you admire

Don't see it if need a reasonably absorbing plotline and have never heard of whoever is the current star

Original, Clever

See it if you want something completely unlike anything else on Broadway

Don't see it if you want a traditional musical

Absorbing, Original, Intense, Energetic, Refreshing

See it if you saw the movie and loved it, it was a must for me.

Don't see it if you saw the movie and didn't find it appealing.

Also This shows rocks! Good acting and good singing. The music is ok. I saw... Read more Read less

Masterful, Great music, Must see, Original, Absorbing

See it if you're into rock musicals b/c this is the probably the best one. The energy is incredible. You'll be taken on a journey for 90 minutes.

Don't see it if you are averse to loud rock concerts, solo shows or transgender themes.

Entertaining, Edgy, Hilarious, Original, Profound

See it if you like rock music, sassy comedy, & humor & a strong emotional resonance

Don't see it if You don't like loud rock music, sarcastic humor, or if your conservative aunt/uncle is in town.

John cameron mitchell was my hedwig (on crutches), Rebecca naomi jones was my yitzhak, Entertaining, Great acting, Quirky

See it if I felt bad that JCS was hurt (did a lot of sitting) but his improvisations were hysterical. I never saw Tony winner Dena Hall -didn't matter

Don't see it if Loud rock'n'roll not your cup of tea, skip it. A man portraying a transvestite w/ an "angry inch" too risque? Skip it. Hate wild-ass fun? ;)

Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Hilarious

See it if JCM was amazing.

Don't see it if you won't, it closed.

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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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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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. Happil...
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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 veneratio...
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