Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Are you ready to rock? Our next Rialto Recommends wants to rock your world. A downtown musical that took NY by storm when it appeared off Broadway, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH has become a cultural phenomenon. Starring John Cameron Mitchell as the titular character and directed by Mitchell, HEDWIG was written by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask with songs by Stephen Trask. Raised a boy in East Berlin, Hedwig undergoes a personal transformation in order to emigrate to the U.S., where she reinvents herself as an "internationally ignored" but divinely talented rock diva, inhabiting a "beautiful gender of one." The Los Angeles Times raved "For all its serious subtext, the movingly affirmative Hedwig is raucous, racy and full of hilarious, lowdown survivor's wit." While the San Jose Mercury News declared "Thanks to Mitchell's electrifying work in front of and behind the camera, you'll find yourself falling in love with this rock odyssey." And Entertainment Weekly zinged "Love, fame, self-acceptance, fabulous wigs -- Hedwig achieves everything Moulin Rouge aspires to with far less effort." HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is streaming on HBOMax and DirectTV or is available to rent for a modest fee from Apple, GooglePlay, Amazon, YouTube, Vudu and others HERE.