Starting July 22, Lower Manhattan-cum-Midtown show Hedwig and the Angry Inch's title character will get a new actor--the extremely talented Taye Diggs. The show's lead producer, David Binder, confirmed earlier this week the move that had been rumoring around the city for days.
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.
A Tony nominee for 'The Book of Mormon' and a regular on HBO's 'Girls', Rannells will take over when Harris's contract is up in August.
The stars and creative team behind the glam-rock musical's first Broadway production go behind the scenes into Hedwig's "wig room."