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JOHN MOORE 

AWARD-WINNING ARTS WRITER

DENVER GAZETTE

"...So I couldn’t have been happier to receive the news this week that Tobey’s “Hedwig” will play from August 1-17 at Herman’s Hideaway, a sticky-floored staple at 1578 S. Broadway since 1962. Tickets go on sale May 1 at hedwigdenver.com."

DENVER GAZETTE 
March 29, 2024

JOHN MOORE:

 

"I try not to get involved on the front end of the Colorado arts community’s business. But when Give 5 Productions producer Julia Tobey asked for my advice on where she should stage the umpteenth local production of John Cameron Mitchell’s seminal musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” I could not help myself.

“Just don’t stage it in a theater,” I told her. This is the iconic story of a genderqueer singer who is performing in dive bars and bowling alleys while stalking her rock-star ex-lover around the country. Put it in an opulent theater and it immediately loses its sense of place. It needs to be played in dank underground spaces with sticky floors.

So I couldn’t have been happier to receive the news this week that Tobey’s “Hedwig” will play from August 1-17 at Herman’s Hideaway, a sticky-floored staple at 1578 S. Broadway since 1962. Tickets go on sale May 1 at hedwigdenver.com."    

PRESS RELEASE
April 25, 2024

Bryant Palmer

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

IMMERSIVE PRODUCTION OF HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH OPENS THIS SUMMER IN A DENVER DIVE ROCK CLUB


The hit Broadway musical with a cult following

will run for just 11 performances

 

 

DENVER, CO (April 25, 2024) — A glam rock musical that opened in the West Village of New York City in 1998 and became an off-Broadway and then global sensation will electrify Denver audiences over eleven performances this August 1 to 17 at Herman’s Hideaway, a rock club on S. Broadway that opened in 1962. 

The Tony Award-winning Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a gender-bending musical about an East German rocker on a journey toward self-discovery and acceptance. 

Produced by Denver-based Give 5 Productions, the Denver run will include a variety pre-show curated by Denver drag darling Jessica L’Whor, featuring Colorado drag performances, circus acts, and burlesque. Doors open 30 minutes before each pre-show, with food trucks parked outside Herman’s Hideaway and a full bar inside. Each night also features a costume contest with prizes for the best representation of ‘80s rock glam with East Berlin vibes.

“At this time in our history, it’s critical to amplify queer storytelling,” said Julia Tobey, founder and CEO of Give 5 Productions. “We’re creating a safe space for these stories.”

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, May 1, at 9 a.m., at www.hedwigdenver.com. Prices range from $29 to $59 per ticket.

The role of Hedwig Robinson will be played by Clark Destin Jones. Yitzhak, the play’s other main character, will be played by Emma Rebecca Maxfield and Anne Terze-Schwarz. Learn more about the cast and creative team here.

Pre-show hosts are Jessica L’Whor and Dixie Krystals, with featured performances from America Jackson, Anna Staysha, Axel Lexa, Bella Star, Bender Flames, Brittany Blaze-Shearz, Coco Bardot, Dean Dazzle, Enzo Benzo, Foxxy L’Whor, Gila Moonstar, Juiccy Misdemeanor, Khrys’taaal, Krisa Gonna L’Whor, Lulu Krystals, Mariah Spanic, Mario Wanna, Minverva, Petty Patty, Staza Stone, Talia Tucker L’Whor, and Zarah Misdemeanor.

"Denver, get ready to rock and roll with us," said Jessica L’Whor. "We're bringing you an experience that celebrates queer artistry, identity exploration, and the power of love in all its forms. It's going to be a summer to remember!"

The original “Hedwig” ran for 857 performances Off-Broadway and won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical, and a special Obie Award for its creators. Its Broadway revival in 2014, starring Neil Patrick Harris, garnered critical acclaim and won four Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for Harris.

Photos are here: bit.ly/hedwigdenvermediakit 

For additional details and the full pre-show schedule, visit www.hedwigdenver.com

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing Global. www.broadwaylicensing.com

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