Darren Criss Will Rock Out as Broadway’s Next Hedwig!

first_img Darren Criss Star Files Related Shows View Comments Bring it home, Sugar Daddy! Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner (and former host!) Darren Criss will return to Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The Glee star will take over from John Cameron Mitchell at the Belasco Theatre beginning April 29, playing a 12-week engagement through July 19. Tony winner Lena Hall continues in the show as Yitzhak.Criss made his Broadway debut in 2012 as J. Pierpont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, a role that earned him a Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for Favorite Replacement. Perhaps best known for playing Blaine on the Fox series Glee, Criss returned to his musical theater roots on the small screen in Backstage with Disney on Broadway. His additional film and TV credits include Girl Most Likely, Eastwick and Little White Lie. In 2010, he released his first EP of original music, titled Human. He can occasionally be found at Marie’s Crisis belting Disney standards with Tony winner Lea Salonga.Written by Mitchell and directed by Michael Mayer, Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the story of a fictional rock ‘n’ roll band, fronted by Hedwig, a transgender woman from communist East Berlin. Between rock songs, Hedwig regales the audience with both humorous and painful stories about her life, including her botched sex change operation. The score by Stephen Trask features “Tear Me Down,” “Wig in a Box,” “Wicked Little Town,” “The Origin of Love,” “Angry Inch” and more.Mitchell will play his final performance as Hedwig on April 26. The role of the internationally ignored song stylist is currently played by show alum Michael C. Hall, who steps in temporarily while Mitchell recovers from an onstage injury. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015 Hedwig and the Angry Inchlast_img

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