Hedwig and the Angry Inch

This groundbreaking Obie-winning Off-Broadway smash also won multiple awards for its hit film adaptation. It tells the story of “internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig Schmidt, a fourth-wall smashing East German rock ‘n’ roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation, which has left her with just “an angry inch.” This outrageous and unexpectedly hilarious story is dazzlingly performed by Hedwig (née Hansel) in the form of a rock gig/stand-up comedy routine backed by the hard-rocking band “The Angry Inch.” Using songs and monologues, Hedwig tells her story, which began in the former East Berlin where as Hansel he meets Luther, an American GI who promises to take the young man to the States on the condition that he switch his sex. After the bungled operation, Luther abandons newly named Hedwig in a Kansas trailer park, where she turns to music and meets geeky Tommy Speck, whom she takes under her wing and soon falls for. Tommy steals her songs, achieves rock star fame, and Hedwig is once again cast aside. She decides to demand redress and stalks Tommy’s world tour, performing in the T.G.I. Fridays that are situated next door to his stadiums. Hedwig describes her life’s search for “The Origin of Love” and her other half. It’s a rocking ride, funny, touching, and ultimately inspiring to anyone who has felt life gave them an inch when they deserved a mile.

Roles
1M, 1F
Musicians
4

Music

Creators

John Cameron Mitchell

John Cameron Mitchell

Writer John Cameron Mitchell’s HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, written with Stephen Trask, made its debut on the stage of Squeezebox, a New York City rock ‘n’ roll drag bar. The show then premiered Off-Broadway, receiving rave...

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Stephen Trask

Stephen Trask

Music & Lyrics Stephen Trask is the author of the music and lyrics for HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, as well as the Music Director for the show. He was the original leader of the notorious Squeeze Box house band. During his time there as Music...

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Reviews

"Stephen Trask's songs have everything: melody, swagger, piano, wit, electric guitar, harmony, fun, and angst."

The New Yorker


"Best rock musical ever!"

Rolling Stone


"Shamelessly enjoyable! Electrically tuneful and furiously funny. An unqualified pleasure."

The New York Times


Instrumentation

4 Musicians

Piano/Conductor
Guitar
Bass
Drums

Casting

HEDWIG/TOMMY GNOSIS

YITZHAK
The Angry Inch

Cast Vocal Ranges

Production Materials

Included in your license are the following cast and crew scripts. These materials will be shipped 60 days prior to the first performance.

3 Cast Script/Vocal Books

A combination of the show’s full script and the full vocal score. All dialogue within each song is printed in the score to prevent flipping back and forth during rehearsals. All books are spiral-bound and double-sided.

2 Director’s Scripts

A single-sided, spiral-bound script designed with plenty of space for the director to take notes and add blocking during the rehearsal process.

1 Stage Manager’s Script

A single-sided, three-hole punched script that can be inserted into your three-ring binder.

2 Piano/Conductor Scripts

Orchestra

Bass, Drums, Guitar

Promotional Resources

Hedwig and the Angry Inch Logo Pack

Official Logo Pack

Included with license

Includes color and black and white high-resolution logo files in JPG, PNG, and EPS formats.

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch Official Show Artwork

Official Show Artwork

$175 / $125 for educators

Creating artwork for your performance has never been easier – customize online in minutes, download a print-ready PDF, order printed posters, access layered files.

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch Promotion Kit & Social Media Guide

Social Media Marketing Kit

$250 / $150 for educators

Includes everything you need to plan and implement the promotion of your show – 50+ graphics for social media, original show specific content, social media guide, promotion calendar and press release template.

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch Cast & Crew T-Shirts

Cast & Crew T-Shirts

As low as $10 each

Broadway Licensing has partnered with Subplot Studio to offer premium-quality Cast & Crew T-Shirts! You can add your theatre name, show dates and even your cast & crew names on the back.

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Production Resources

Advance Pack

Includes 1 Piano/Conductor Book, 1 Director’s Script and 1 Cast Script/ Vocal Book shipped as soon as payment is received.

$100

Extra Rehearsal Weeks

If you need your full set of production materials prior to the regularly scheduled shipment (see above), you can request additional weeks.

$100 / week

Additional Books

Additional books (Cast Script / Vocal, Piano / Conductor, etc.) are available.

$25 each

Digital Orchestration Parts

Prefer playing or rehearsing from your tablet? All of our orchestration books (including PC and PV) are available in digital copies.

PC or PV $50
Orchestration Parts $25/per book

TurnKey Transpositions

Broadway stars change the keys of songs all the time...so why not you? Optimize your actors' performances by ordering our TurnKey Transposition. Get the perfect key for the perfect actor! All digital delivery, usually within 24 hours.

$50 per song for PV or PC
$150 per song for all orchestral parts (including PC/PV)