Though the script is by Feiffer, the musical lacks the original material’s sly humor, off-beat charm and gentle heart.
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But the very nature of proved so popular that it was rushed to Broadway within a few months, where it stayed for 15 years, winning 10 Tonys and a Pulitzer.
The 2006 revival ran two years and was followed by a national tour.
Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is the landmark American musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask that is “groundbreaking and undoubtedly ahead of its time” ().
This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage.
But Jimmy has his supporters: His mother (Nicole Parker) is more understanding even if she’s a bit of a ditz; his sister Lisa (Erin Kommer) appreciates her brother’s talent but can’t help from being annoying; and Charlie (Brett Gray), an older boy he idolizes, wants to use Jimmy to illustrate Charlie’s violence-filled imaginings.