Hedwig and the Angry Inch

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Opened Oct 30, 2006
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids (BC/EFA) in association with GoFigure Productions present a one night only performance of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's Off-Broadway smash hit Hedwig and the Angry Inch. This Halloween benefit for BC/EFA will once again feature David Colbert in the title role and Petra DeLuca in her gender-bending role as Hedwig's lover, Yitzhak. Colbert has premiered the role in three states and garnered several theatrical awards for his regional performances, including the Barrymore Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical 2004 for his performance with City Theater Company. Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the story of an "internationally ignored" rock singer, Hedwig, and her search for love and stardom. Born a boy named Hansel whose life's dream is to find his other half, Hedwig reluctantly submits to a sex change operation in order to marry an American G.I. and get over the Berlin Wall to freedom. The operation is botched, leaving her with the aforementioned "angry inch." Finding herself high, dry and divorced in a Kansas trailer park, she pushes on to form a rock band and encounters a lover/protégé in young Tommy Gnosis, who eventually leaves her, steals her songs and becomes a huge rock star. Hedwig presents an absorbing narrative of Plato's Symposium and the fierce battle of self acceptance with love found, lost and found again, supported by the blistering, punk-fueled rock of the fictional Eastern European band, The Angry Inch.

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