Slow Burn Theatre Company and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts follow their hit stagings of rock musicals Spring Awakening and Rock of Ages with Hedwig and the Angry Inch starring Carbonell Award winners Dominique Scott and Mallory K. Newbro in the Abdo New River Room at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Thursday, November 8–Sunday, November 25. The musical then moves to the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center for performances Thursday, November 29 – Sunday, December 2.
With music and lyrics by Stephen Trask to a book by John Cameron Mitchell, Hedwig and the Angry Inch won the 2014 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical Revival and has been labeled “the best rock musical ever!” by Rolling Stone magazine.
The cult classic is told through of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage: Hanschel, a “slip of a girly-boy” from communist East Berlin, becomes the “internationally ignored song stylist” known as Hedwig after a botched sex change operation. With a little help from her band and her back-up singer Yitzhak, Hedwig examines her quest for her other half, for love and, ultimately, for her identity.
This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation delivers a hilarious, harrowing and essentially uplifting story for anyone who has ever felt different. This production is intended for mature audiences.
Hedwig is portrayed by Scott who has toured the world in Rock of Ages, Boy Band Review and, most recently, Million Dollar Quartet in which his performance as Jerry Lee Lewis won a Carbonell Award. Newbro, who portrays Yitzhak, was recently honored with a 2018 Carbonell Award for her performance of Janis Joplin in Beehive and received the 2017 Silver Palm Award as Outstanding New Talent.
Broward Center audiences may enjoy delicious dining and a full cash bar in the Café at the Abdo New River Room starting 60 minutes prior to the performance and during intermission. Sumptuous sandwiches, salads, snacks and desserts are available for purchase with convenient walk-up service.
Tickets to the performances at the Broward Center are $50–$60, and $45-$49 at the Aventura Center (with $25 tickets for students and teachers), and can be purchased online at BrowardCenter.org or by phone at 954.462.0222.