Hedwig And The Angry Inch Rocks The York Theatre

Introducing Barrymore Award Winning Actor DAVID COLBERT as Hedwig

John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask’s Off-Broadway Smash Hit…

ONE NIGHT ONLY – Monday, October 31, 2005
The York Theater’s
Theater Space at St. Peter’s
619 Lexington Avenue
(Entrance on 54th Street)
New York , NY 10022

This Halloween Benefit for Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS will feature David Colbert in the title role, introducing him to the New York Theater Community.

Colbert has premiered the role in three states and garnered several theatrical awards for his regional performances, including the Barrymore Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical 2004 for his performance with City Theater Company.

City Theater Company’s Delaware premiere of Hedwig (expertly directed by Michael Gray and musical director, Joe Trainor) blasted onto the stage of the Baby Grand Theater in October/November, 2003.  As Hedwig, David Colbert brought audiences to their feet with his impassioned portrayal of the German-born rocker who survived a botched sex-change operation to become an over-the-top rock diva in the spirit of Freddie Mercury with Farrah Fawcett tresses.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the story of an “internationally ignored” rock singer, Hedwig, and her search for love and stardom. Born a boy named Hansel whose life’s dream is to find his other half, Hedwig reluctantly submits to a sex change operation in order to marry an American G.I. and get over the Berlin Wall to freedom. The operation is botched, leaving her with the aforementioned “angry inch.” Finding herself high, dry and divorced in a Kansas trailer park, she pushes on to form a rock band and encounters a lover/protégé in young Tommy Gnosis, who eventually leaves her, steals her songs and becomes a huge rock star. Hedwig presents an absorbing narrative of Plato’s Symposium and the fierce battle of self acceptance with love found, lost and found again, supported by the blistering, punk-fueled rock of the fictional Eastern European band, The Angry Inch.

This cast is comprised of:
Hedwig/ Tommy Gnosis – David Colbert
Yitzahk – Petra DeLuca  

The Angry Inch
Skszp (Keyboards) – Joe Trainor
Krzyzhtof (Lead Guitar) – Chris Gordon
Schlepkyk (Rhythm Guitar)  – Joe Testa
Jakek (Bass) – Kevin Niemi
Schlatko (Drums) – Sam Williamson

Creative Team
Director – Michael Gray
Music Director – Joe Trainor
Light Design – Rick Neidig
Sound Design – Steve Manocchio
Multimedia Design – Kevin Regan & Joel Rickenbach
Costume Design – David Colbert & Petra DeLuca
Make-up Design – Petra DeLuca & David Colbert