Hedwig and the Angry Inch Hub
Smash hit Tony winner Hedwig and the Angry Inch has turned a profit, the NYT reports:
The producers announced on Tuesday that “Hedwig,” a concertlike show about a transgender rock musician from East Berlin, had recouped its capitalization, which was about $5 million, according to investment papers. The show has elevated Mr. Harris (best known from CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother”) into Broadway’s newest box office star: The average paid admission to “Hedwig” last week was $148.66, the fourth-highest on Broadway, and the show managed to recoup swiftly even though it’s only holding seven performances a week, instead of the usual eight, because of the score’s demands on Mr. Harris.
Book of Mormon and Girls actor Andrew Rannells is set to take over as Hedwig after Harris ends his run on August 17.
Showing now at Artsee Battery Park at 220 Murray Street in NYC is a pre-Broadway history of Hedwig and the Angry Inch featuring a ton of photographs by Mark Tusk from the early productions in which creator John Cameron Mitchell donned Hedwig's ("it's pronounced hedVig") famous wig and tassels.
Check it out through August 5.
Andrew Rannells, who was Tony-nominated for his role in the long-running Broadway hit The Book of Mormon and currently plays the role of Elijah on Girls, will take over for Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch in August for a limited eight-week run, producers announced yesterday.
Harris recently won a Tony award for the role and had already planned to end his run on August 17.
Rannells is a good fit for the role. What other actors could you see doing it?
Neil Patrick Harris and his co-star Lena Hall performed a number from Hedwig and the Angry Inch at tonight's Tony Awards.
The segment was introduced by RuPaul, a statement not lost on those familiar with his recent controversial statements with regard to certain words.
The number, "Sugar Daddy" took Harris into the audience to flirt with Orlando Bloom, Samuel L. Jackson, Sting, Kevin Bacon, and his husband David Burtka (above), on whom he planted a passionate kiss.
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...