Glee alumn Darren Criss will headline a national tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which won the Tony Award for Best Musical Revival in 2014.
Criss will reprise his role as the titular trans rocker, following his performance on Broadway last year. The show will open in San Francisco on October 4 at the SHN Golden Gate Theater and then move to the Hollywood Pantages Theater in Los Angeles from November 1 to the 27, before criss-crossing the United States.
“People as talented as Darren don’t come along all that often, so that alone is cause for excitement about his Hedwig, composer-lyricist Stephen Trask said in a statement.
“What’s really cool to me is that because Darren played her on Broadway, we can launch the tour with continuity and authenticity, but at the same time we can make the show his and take advantage of how truly amazing he is.”
John Cameron Mitchell, who wrote the show’s book and created the character for its original off-Broadway run, is also very enthusiastic about Criss’ involvement.
“I’m delighted that my brilliant Hedwig sister-wife Darren will be the vanguard of the Hedwig invasion. West Coast be warned, Darren takes no prisoners!”