Journalist Kevin Sessums recently chatted with HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH creator John Cameron Mitchell about his next project- a sequel to the musical. Sessums writes on his Tumblr: ' He then went on to tell me in detail the narrative of the sequel for which Hedwig's original composer Stephen Trask will write the music once more.'
Mitchell told Sessums on the new plot: "We spend so much of our early lives trying to figure out who we really are. And we spend the rest of our lives preparing ourselves to let it go."
A reading is set for September 16 at the Afterglow Festival.
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Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a rock musical about a fictional rock and roll band fronted by an East German transgender singer. The text is by John Cameron Mitchell, and the music and lyrics are by Stephen Trask. The musical premiered in 1998 and has been performed throughout the world in hundreds of stage productions.
The musical opened Off-Broadway at the Jane Street Theater on February 14, 1998. The theater was located in the ballroom of the Hotel Riverview, which once housed the surviving crew of the Titanic (a fact which figured in the original production). Originally directed and produced by Peter Askin, the play won a Village Voice Obie Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical. The Off-Broadway production ran for two years, and was remounted with various casts by the original creative team in Boston, Los Angeles, and London.
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