History Theatre / HedwigAndTheAngryInch

2nd Nov '16 2:03:24 PM MegaLanZero
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* CerberusCallBack: Compare the intonation of "I was born on the other side/of a town ripped in two" in Tear Me Down vs Exquisite Corpse.

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* CerberusCallBack: CerebusCallBack: Compare the intonation of "I was born on the other side/of a town ripped in two" in Tear Me Down vs Exquisite Corpse.
28th Oct '16 6:42:43 AM Solle
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The story follows Hedwig Robinson, who at first appears to be a male-to-female {{transsexual}}. She's the head of the "internationally ignored" nouveau glam rock band The Angry Inch. They play in a string failing sea food restaurants to small, hostile crowds, while stalking the much more successful "rock and roll 'icon'" Tommy Gnosis. Tommy -- as Hedwig explains to her audience -- stole her songs. There's much resentment within the band, particularly between Hedwig and her aspiring drag queen husband Yitzhak.

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The story follows Hedwig Robinson, who at first appears to be a male-to-female {{transsexual}}. She's the head of the "internationally ignored" nouveau glam rock band The Angry Inch. They play in a string failing sea food restaurants to small, hostile crowds, while stalking the much more successful "rock rock and roll 'icon'" icon Tommy Gnosis. Tommy -- as Hedwig explains to her audience -- stole her songs. There's much resentment within the band, particularly between Hedwig and her aspiring drag queen husband Yitzhak.
28th Oct '16 6:42:01 AM Solle
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The story follows Hedwig Robinson, who at first appears to be a male-to-female {{transsexual}}. She's the head of the "internationally ignored" nouveau glam rock band The Angry Inch. They play in a string failing sea food restaurants to small, hostile crowds, while stalking the much more successful "rock and roll 'icon'" Tommy Gnosis, who -- as Hedwig explains to her audience -- stole her songs. There's much resentment within the band, particularly between Hedwig and her aspiring drag queen husband Yitzhak.

[[HowWeGotHere Hedwig retells her life story to her few fans]]. Born in UsefulNotes/EastGermany under the name Hansel Schmidt, she was once the [[DudeLooksLikeALady effeminate]] son of a German woman named Hedwig and an unnamed American soldier. When the wall was built, Hansel's mother took her son to East Berlin to live a simple communist life. Bored and alone, Hansel spent his childhood listening to American Forces Radio, and pretending to be one of the "crypto-homo-rockers" of the 70's.

One day in his "early late twenties", after being kicked out of university for delivering a lecture on the "aggressive influence of German philosophy on rock and roll" titled "You, Kant, Always Get What You Want", Hansel meets a black American soldier named Luther. Luther instantly falls in love with the boy. He leaves him a candy trail of Berlin's symbol, colorful little gummi bears, seducing Hansel and introducing him to love. Hansel's mother, realizing that her son has no future in communist Germany, decides to let Hansel undergo a sex change operation in order for him to [[CitizenshipMarriage marry and leave the country]]. She gifts Hansel her passport -- and her name.

The operation is botched, leaving Hedwig with deformed genitalia, which she nicknames her "angry inch". Luther leaves Hedwig on the day the UsefulNotes/BerlinWall is demolished, which was also to be their one year wedding anniversary. Stranded in the United States and stripped of her identity, she's forced to create a new life for herself. As Hedwig struggles to unite her male and female side -- just when the city of Berlin is struggling to reunite itself -- she discovers there's much more to unite in what she considers her identity: the east and the west, the grownup and the child, the man and the woman, the old and the new. Keeping her head above water with odd jobs ("mostly of the type we call blow"), she meets the [[TheQuietOne introverted]] teenage military brat Tommy Speck and comes to consider him to be her "other half." Tommy is intrigued by Hedwig's music, and tries to make her part of his life...

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The story follows Hedwig Robinson, who at first appears to be a male-to-female {{transsexual}}. She's the head of the "internationally ignored" nouveau glam rock band The Angry Inch. They play in a string failing sea food restaurants to small, hostile crowds, while stalking the much more successful "rock and roll 'icon'" Tommy Gnosis, who Gnosis. Tommy -- as Hedwig explains to her audience -- stole her songs. There's much resentment within the band, particularly between Hedwig and her aspiring drag queen husband Yitzhak.

[[HowWeGotHere Hedwig retells her life story to her few fans]]. Born fans]], of being born in UsefulNotes/EastGermany under the name Hansel Schmidt, she was once the [[DudeLooksLikeALady effeminate]] son of a German woman named Hedwig and an unnamed American soldier. When the wall was built, Hansel's mother took her son to East Berlin to live a simple communist life. Bored and alone, Hansel spent his childhood listening to American Forces Radio, and pretending to be one of the "crypto-homo-rockers" of the 70's.

One day in his "early late twenties", after being kicked out of university for delivering a lecture
70's on the "aggressive influence of German philosophy on rock and roll" titled "You, Kant, Always Get What You Want", Hansel meets a black American soldier named Luther. Luther instantly falls in love with Forces Radio. Of how she made her way to the boy. He leaves him a candy trail of Berlin's symbol, colorful little gummi bears, seducing Hansel and introducing him to love. Hansel's mother, realizing that her son has no future in communist Germany, decides to let Hansel undergo a sex change operation in order for him to [[CitizenshipMarriage marry and leave the country]]. She gifts Hansel her passport -- and her name.

The operation is botched, leaving Hedwig with deformed genitalia, which she nicknames her "angry inch". Luther leaves Hedwig on the day the UsefulNotes/BerlinWall is demolished, which was also to be their one year wedding anniversary. Stranded in the United
States and stripped of gained her identity, she's forced to create a new life for herself. titular angry inch. As Hedwig struggles to unite her male and female side -- just when the city of Berlin is struggling to reunite itself -- she discovers there's much more to unite in what she considers her identity: the east and the west, the grownup and the child, the man and the woman, the old and the new. Keeping her head above water with odd jobs ("mostly of the type we call blow"), she meets the [[TheQuietOne introverted]] teenage military brat Tommy Speck and comes to consider him to be her "other half." Tommy is intrigued by Hedwig's music, and tries to make her part of his life...new.
15th Aug '16 11:36:33 PM AgentSmyth
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** "And then there were the crypto homo rockers: Music/LouReed, Music/IggyPop, Music/DavidBowie..."

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** "And then there were the crypto homo rockers: Music/LouReed, Music/IggyPop, Music/DavidBowie...Music/DavidBowie...."
5th May '16 3:59:20 PM nombretomado
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** "And then there were the crypto homo rockers: Music/LouReed, Music/IggyPop, Music/DavidBowie...."

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** "And then there were the crypto homo rockers: Music/LouReed, Music/IggyPop, Music/DavidBowie....Music/DavidBowie..."
20th Feb '16 4:52:29 PM AgentSmyth
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In 2014, ''Creator/NeilPatrickHarris'' and Lena Hall won Tony awards for their performances in the Broadway revival of the same year. The show itself took home prizes for Best Revival and Best Lighting Design, as well as nominations for Best Direction of a Musicalm and Scenic, Costume, and Sound Designs. [[Theatre/TheBookofMormon Andrew Rannells,]] replaced Harris in the title role through October 2014, followed by Creator/MichaelCHall. In late January 2015, John Cameron Mitchell returned to the role and was awarded the Special Tony Award later that year for his [[http://www.tonyawards.com/en_US/news/press_releases/2015-04-27/201504271430153485130.html "outstanding success"]] in the role. Creator/DarrenCriss and Taye Diggs also played Hedwig during the show's Broadway run in 2015. Notable actors who have portrayed Hedwig off-Broadway include Jerick Hofer (better known as [[Series/RuPaulsDragRace Jinkx Monsoon]]), Sven Ratzke, and Oh Man-seok.

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In 2014, ''Creator/NeilPatrickHarris'' and Lena Hall won Tony awards for their performances in the Broadway revival of the same year. The show itself took home prizes for Best Revival and Best Lighting Design, as well as nominations for Best Direction of a Musicalm Musical, and Scenic, Costume, and Sound Designs. [[Theatre/TheBookofMormon Andrew Rannells,]] replaced Harris in the title role through October 2014, followed by Creator/MichaelCHall. In late January 2015, John Cameron Mitchell returned to the role and was awarded the Special Tony Award later that year for his [[http://www.tonyawards.com/en_US/news/press_releases/2015-04-27/201504271430153485130.html "outstanding success"]] in the role. Creator/DarrenCriss and Taye Diggs also played Hedwig during the show's Broadway run in 2015. Notable actors who have portrayed Hedwig off-Broadway include Jerick Hofer (better known as [[Series/RuPaulsDragRace Jinkx Monsoon]]), Sven Ratzke, and Oh Man-seok.
20th Feb '16 3:51:44 PM AgentSmyth
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* CerberusCallBack: Compare the intonation of "I was born on the other side/of a town ripped in two" in Tear Me Down vs Exquisite Corpse.
20th Feb '16 3:41:38 PM AgentSmyth
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11th Feb '16 3:26:40 PM AgentSmyth
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** [[Hedwig giving Yitzhak her wig]]

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** [[Hedwig [[spoiler: Hedwig giving Yitzhak her wig]]
11th Feb '16 3:25:38 PM AgentSmyth
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* ApologyGift: Tommy apologizing to Hedwig in "Wicked Little Town Reprise" explaining that he was "just a boy and you were so much more/ than any god could ever plan/ more than a woman or a man/ and now I understand how much I took from you" and in turn giving her the ability to finally see herself as whole.

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* ApologyGift: Tommy [[spoiler:Tommy apologizing to Hedwig in "Wicked Little Town Reprise" explaining that he was "just a boy and you were so much more/ than any god could ever plan/ more than a woman or a man/ and now I understand how much I took from you" and in turn giving her the ability to finally see herself as whole.]]
**[[Hedwig giving Yitzhak her wig]]
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