Hedwig and the Angry Inch Has Raised $400K for LGBT Youth
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Producers of Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway have announced another major donation as part of its charitable partnership with Hetrick-Martin Institute, "the nation's oldest and largest organization helping gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth to reach their full potential."
The $200,000 donation brings the total raised by the show for HMI to $400,000 in less than a year.
Since its first performance on March 29, 2014, the musical has donated a portion from each ticket sale to HMI, home of the Harvey Milk High School, a New York City public transfer school where at-risk youth can learn without fear of physical or emotional attacks.
Hedwig's relationship with Hetrick-Martin Institute began with the 2003 tribute album Wig in a Box: Songs From and Inspired by Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which benefited HMI, and the 2006 film Follow My Voice, a documentary about the Harvey Milk High School and the making of Wig in a Box.
"Hetrick-Martin Institute has always been a part of Hedwig's DNA and I’m thrilled HMI is able to join Hedwig on her journey to Broadway," wrote producer David Binder in a previous statement. "Our cast, creative team, and my fellow producers have been overwhelming in their support of this initiative benefiting this inspiring and incredibly important organization."
Michael C. Hall stars in the Tony-winning musical as Hedwig, a fictional East German rock singer living as a female after botched gender-reassignment surgery, through Sunday. Hall took over the role from Andrew Rannells, who had replaced Tony winner Neil Patrick Harris.
John Cameron Mitchell, who created and starred in the original off-Broadway production of Hedwig, will return to the role beginning January 21 for an eight-week limited engagement.
The Broadway premiere of Mitchell and Stephen Trask's 1998 cult rock musical, which won the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical, officially opened April 22, 2014, at the Belasco Theatre and has recouped its investment. The original cast recording is now available.
For more information on the charitable partnership visit HedwigBroadway.com/HMI.