Mitchell’s “Hedwig” Is A Hit!

I love the fact that John Cameron Mitchell has jumped into “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” on Broadway, and am even more tickled that Mitchell’s presence is selling strongly. You can’t overestimate what “Hedwig” has meant to gay audiences over the years. Adam Baran, for example, went the other night and writes: ‘I wondered whether “Hedwig” would still feel as urgent and exciting as the first time I saw it. Swept up in the crowd’s enthusiasm and joy, I found one obvious answer – Mitchell and the show are sensational. But the deeper truth I found was that Hedwig’s story has become more resonant and relevant to queer and trans audiences than ever, yet in a darker way than in previous incarnations.’

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