Michael Mayer's Tony Award-winning revival of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch has recouped its initial Broadway capitalization, producer David Binder has announced. While production spokespeople would not disclose the actual amount, it is believed that the revival was initially capitalized at $5 million.
This marks Binder's second production this spring to recoup; his revival of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, starring James Franco and Chris O'Dowd, marked the milestone in June.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch stars Neil Patrick Harris as the title character, an East German transgender punk rocker who brought her latest concert to Broadway's Belasco Theatre. Lena Hall takes on the role of Yitzhak, Hedwig's beleaguered husband. Harris and Hall both won Tonys for their performances. The Hedwig band is made up of Justin Craig (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Matt Duncan (bass, vocals), Tim Mislock (guitar, vocals), and Peter Yanowitz (drums, vocals).
Harris will depart the production on August 17, with Tony nominee Andrew Rannells scheduled to take over the role on August 20.
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