Darren Criss To Lead National Tour Of 'Hedwig And The Angry Inch'
Come on, Sugar Daddy, bring it home! Two-time Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Darren Criss will launch the national tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch this fall. Featuring a book by original star John Cameron Mitchell and a score by Stephen Trask, the touring production of Hedwig will kick off in San Francisco on October 4. The members of Hedwig’s band “The Angry Inch”—aka “Tits of Clay”—will be music director Justin Craig (guitar and keyboards), Matt Duncan (bass), Tim Mislock (guitar) and Peter Yanowitz (drums), all of whom originated their roles on Broadway. Following San Francisco and Los Angeles with Criss, the tour will then continue across North America. Additional casting will be announced soon.
Criss played Hedwig on Broadway for 12 weeks in 2015 and earned the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for Favorite Replacement.
In a statement Darren shares:
“When I found out that the tour would be kicking off in my hometown of San Francisco—the city where I was introduced to Hedwig and the Angry Inch—I could think of no better excuse to get back into the heels of a character I loved and missed so very much," Criss said in a statement. “And since Los Angeles has become a second home for me, I relished the idea of seeing what kind of fun Hedwig would bring to the heart of Hollywood. Getting to share this fantastic Broadway production with the two great Californian cities of my own life story will hopefully be as much of a joy for me as it will be for audiences who will experience Hedwig’s life story on the West Coast!”
Will you be seeing Darren as Hedwig in Los Angeles and San Francisco?