Darren Criss set to Take Over Role of Hedwig on Broadway
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a rock musical about a fictional rock and roll band fronted by an East German transgender singer. The book is by John Cameron Mitchell, and the music and lyrics are by Stephen Trask.
For a show originally intended as a limited engagement, Hedwig sure has legs. Which, come to think of it, is no surprise at all.
Glee star Darren Criss will be the latest actor to don the high heels and fishnets of rock singer Hedwig Robinson in Broadway’s smash revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Criss will begin a limited 12-week engagement starting April 29 at the Belasco Theatre, following John Cameron Mitchell’s exit on April 26. This marks the fifth headliner to play the role since the production opened in April 2014.
Previous headliners include – Neil Patrick Harris, who earned a Tony for his performance last June, Andrew Ranells from The Book of Morman and Girls, Dexter’s Michael C Hall and Mitchell.