Darren Criss returned to Broadway after his acclaimed Broadway debut in in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. He recently wrapped production on on Fox’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award‐winning series “Glee.” And I got to see him as Hedwig
“Internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig Robinson (Darren Criss) brings her fourth-wall-smashing rock and roll saga to New York to set the record straight about her life, her loves, and the botched operation that left her with that “angry inch.”
“HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH has inspired a generation of young theatre writers and audiences. This wickedly funny and heartbreaking show was called “the Best Rock Musical Ever” by Rolling Stone and “the most exciting rock score written for the theatre since, oh, ever,” by Time Magazine.”
First of all, I am completely biased as I am a huge fan of Darren Criss’s since first seeing him in Glee. And this evening he did not disappoint. He was in great form, his voice and his singing were fantastic. It was a pleasure to be in the 5th row watching and listening intently to this great young man belting out these terrific songs. It was a wonderful experience that I cannot recommend enough. Plus it was a wild show that reminded me of what the East Village was like in the 70’s!
And funny. The show is also very humorous, and Darren did an awesome job with great comic timing and up to date jokes, even including his Glee love interest in one of them. It was again a pleasure to laugh throughout, when we weren’t concentrating on listening to his great voice. And his partner pictured above also had a wonderful voice, her Whitney Houston rendition was wonderful!
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is playing at the Belasco Theater. Click here for more information. Darren is here until July 19th, and then is being replaced by Taye Diggs, opening July 22nd. I cannot even imagine Taye in this somewhat feminine and sexy role. I am more than happy to buy a ticket to see him as Hedwig!
Disclosure: I received tickets to view the show. All opinions are always 100% honest and our own. Pictures courtesy of their FB page.