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Musical (1998)

Musique: Stephen Trask
Paroles: Stephen Trask
Livret: John Cameron Mitchell

Type de série: Original London
Théâtre: Playhouse Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 mois 2 semaines
Nombre : 55 représentations
Première Preview : vendredi 08 septembre 2000
Première : mardi 19 septembre 2000
Dernière : samedi 04 novembre 2000
Mise en scène : Jeffrey N. Moss
Chorégraphie : Jerry Mitchell
Avec : Michael Cerveris (Hedwig), Elizabeth Marsh (Yitzak)
Commentaires : This fringe rock-musical premiered off-Broadway in February 1998, where it ran for two years and won several awards. Despite its cult success, the two-hander did not go down well with London critics or audiences and ran just seven weeks.
Michael Coveney in the Daily Mail said “the whole tacky experience is like watching a bad Dusty Springfield concert performed by Lily Savage with a good backing band.” A film version was made in 2001 directed by John Cameron Mitchell who also played the role of Hedwig. The film version won several awards and has become a cult classic.
Presse : THE INDEPENDENT loved the show saying, "As a musical, Hedwig has it all: melodrama, pathos, searing humour and a handful of fantastic songs. Move over Rocky Horror and make way for a brand new cult."

THE TIMES was more luke-war saying, "This off-Broadway cult looks awfully thin in the West End."

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Though small in scale, and more of a cabaret than a full-blown tune-and-toe show, there is little doubt that Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the best rock musical since The Rocky Horror Show."

THE EVENING STANDARD says, "If only Michael Cerveris, in the role of Hedwig, had the right voice and wit, then this cabaret-musical might have been able to secure the cult status and coterie appeal it achieved off-Broadway. But it turns out to be virtually a one-transexual show and Cerveris's nasal, throaty voice is all too often blotted out by the eloquent, four-strong band that pitches itself too loud."

TIME OUT says 'Hedwig', " suffers from being nowhere near as funny as it has hitherto assumed itself to be."

THE STAGE says, "American Michael Cerveris has great stage presence and a hell of a voice..."