Hedwig and The Angry Inch Donates $200k to Hetrick-Martin Institute

by Naomi Crews

With this donation, the Tony Award-winning Hedwig and the Angry Inch doubles their funds raised for the Hetrick Martin Institute, which is the home of Harvey Milk High School, a New York City public transfer school where some of the city's most at-risk youth can learn without the threat of physical violence and emotional harm they faced in a traditional educational environment.

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH” ANNOUNCES $200,000 DONATION TO

HETRICK-MARTIN INSTITUTE

TOTAL RAISED BY HEDWIG FOR HMI

NOW STANDS AT $400,000 AND COUNTING

Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the hit musical revival and winner of four 2014 Tony Awards now playing at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street), is pleased to announce a third donation has been made to Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI) as part of the show’s ongoing partnership with the organization. This donation of $200,000 brings the total raised by Hedwig for HMI to $400,000 in less than one year.

Since its first performance on Broadway on March 29, 2014, Hedwig and the Angry Inch has donated a portion of the ticket price from each Broadway ticket sold to HMI, which is the home of Harvey Milk High School, a New York City public transfer school where some of the city's most at-risk youth can learn without the threat of physical violence and emotional harm they faced in a traditional educational environment.

The relationship between Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Hetrick-Martin Institute began in 2003 with the tribute album Wig In A Box: Songs From and Inspired by Hedwig and The Angry Inch which benefited Hetrick-Martin and 2006’s Follow My Voice, a documentary film on the Harvey Milk High School and the making of the Wig in a Box album.

Ticket buyers interested in learning more about Hetrick-Martin Institute can visit www.HedwigBroadway.com/hmi or www.HMI.org

Current Hedwig star Michael C. Hall begins the final week of his acclaimed hit run as the title character tomorrow. Hall will play his final performance on Sunday, January 18. John Cameron Mitchell returns to the role he co-created with composer/lyricist Stephen Trask starting Wednesday, January 21 for a strictly limited eight week engagement. Mitchell will join co-star and Tony Award winner Lena Hall who continues with the production as Yitzhak.

Hedwig and The Angry Inch, with music and lyrics by Stephen Trask and book by John Cameron Mitchell, directed by Michael Mayer, has received rave reviews and is the winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival. It was also awarded Best Musical Revival by the Drama Desk Awards, Drama League Awards, and Outer Critics Circle Awards.

“Internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig Robinson brings her fourth-wall-smashing rock and roll saga to New York to set the record straight about her life, her loves, and the botched operation that left her with that “angry inch.”

Hedwig has inspired a generation of young theatre writers and audiences. This wickedly funny and heartbreaking show was called “the Best Rock Musical Ever” by Rolling Stone and “the most exciting rock score written for the theatre since, oh, ever,” by Time Magazine.

 

ABOUT HETRICK-MARTIN INSTITUTE

Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI) believes that all young people regardless of sexual orientation or identity  deserve a safe environment in which to achieve their full potential. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth face pervasive societal stigma and overwhelming challenges. HMI offers these young people a supportive community that fosters positive youth development with pioneering programs that promote physical health and mental well-being, emotional resilience, academic achievement, job readiness, and artistic/cultural creativity. We do this in ways that embody our profound belief in these young people, deep respect for who they are and confidence in their untapped potential. Founded in 1979, HMI is the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit leader in LGBTQ youth service programming. Today, we serve more than 2,000 at-risk youth each year from over from 350 zip codes in New York and New Jersey, and an additional 12,000 young people through outreach efforts – as well as countless lives changed by our advocacy around the world. Visit www.hmi.org to learn more.

Hedwig and The Angry Inch was originally produced by David Binder off off Broadway at Westbeth and then, under the direction of Peter Askin, ran over two years at the Jane Street Theatre beginning in February 1998. The musical won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical and both John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask won Obies in 2001. It won a 1998 New York Magazine Award and Entertainment Weekly’s “Soundtrack of the Year” Award. Time Magazine named Hedwig the Top Musical of 1998.

The film of Hedwig and The Angry Inch, directed by John Cameron Mitchell, won the Audience Award and Best Director Awards at Sundance. Mitchell won the Best New Director from the National Board of Review, the Gotham Awards, and the LA Critics Society. Stage productions have played for many years in Japan and in 2008, Korea hosted a popular televised reality show about the search for a new star to play Hedwig.

The creative team for Hedwig and The Angry Inch features Emmy Award nominee Spencer Liff (musical staging), Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Julian Crouch (scenic design), Tony Award and two-time Oscar nominee Arianne Phillips (costume design), four-time Tony Award winner Kevin Adams(lighting design), Mike Potter (hair and makeup design), Tony Award nominee and platinum-selling record producer Tim O’Heir (sound design), Benjamin Pearcy for 59 Productions (projection design), John Bair/Phosphene (animation), James Calleri (casting), Tony and Grammy Award nominee Ethan Popp(music supervisor & music coordinator), Justin Craig (music director), Liz Caplan (vocal supervision), Stephen Gabis (dialect coach), and Johanna McKeon (associate director).

The members of “The Angry Inch,” Hedwig’s band, are music director Justin Craig (guitar and keyboards), Matt Duncan (bass), Tim Mislock (guitar), and Peter Yanowitz (drums).

David Binder, who first produced Hedwig in 1997, is producing the musical on Broadway with Jayne Baron Sherman, Barbara Whitman, Latitude Link, Patrick Catullo, Raise The Roof, Paula Marie Black, Colin Callender, Ruth Hendel, Sharon Karmazin, Martian Entertainment, Stacey Mindich, Eric Schnall, and The Shubert Organization. 101 Productions, Ltd are the executive producers.

 

TICKETING INFORMATION

Tickets for Hedwig and The Angry Inch are available now by calling 212-239-6200 or visitingTelecharge.com, or via the Belasco Theatre Box Office (111 West 44th Street). Ticket prices range from $142 – $47.

 

REGULAR PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

·         THROUGH SUNDAY, JANUARY 18: Tuesday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Saturday at 2 PM. and Sunday at 3 PM (seven performances per week).

·         MONDAY, JANUARY 19 – SUNDAY, JANUARY 25: Wednesday and Thursday at 8 PM, Friday and Saturday at 7 PM & 10 PM (six performances per week)

·         STARTING MONDAY, JANUARY 26: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 8 PM, Friday and Saturday at 7 PM & 10 PM (seven performances per week).