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Broadway's 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' Donates $200,000 to LGBTQ Youth in New York City; Michael C. Hall Departs with John Cameron Mitchell Playing the Role of Hedwig

By Jaime Prisco j.prisco@classicalite.com on Jan 14, 2015 01:01 PM EST

Broadway is giving back to the community. A $200,000 donation has been made by hit show Hedwig and the Angry Inch to the Hetrick-Martin Institute and its mission to help LGBTQ youth in New York City.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch began its Broadway run in March 2014 and has been donating a portion of each ticket sold to HMI ever since. The show has an ongoing partnership with the organization and has raised a total of $400,000 in less than a year. The relationship began in 2003 when Hedwig released a tribute album Wig in a Box: Songs from and Inspired by Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which benefited HMI. It was followed by 2006's Follow My Voice, a documentary film on the HMI school and the making of the Wig in a Box album.

HMI is the the nation's oldest and largest organization helping gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth to reach their full potential. It is also the home of Harvey Milk High School, a New York City public transfer school that allows at-risk children the opportunity to learn in a safe environment without the threat of physical or emotional harm they may face in a traditional high school.

The musical has been a hit since its release and is currently starting Dexter leading man Michael C. Hall as an East German transgender singer who is the leader of a fictional rock 'n' roll band. He will be with the show until Jan. 18, when John Cameron Mitchell, who created and starred in the original off-Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, will return to the role of Hedwig on Broadway. He is scheduled for an eight-week, limited engagement beginning Jan. 21.

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