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For Hedwig’s San Francisco run, the gender-bending play gets even bendier. 

Lena Hall.


Gender-bending is always part of the deal with Hedwig and the Angry Inch. But for the touring Broadway show’s San Francisco run (Oct. 2–30), the producers are taking things even further, with Hedwig being played by both a man and a woman. That’s right: Darren Criss, best known as Blaine Anderson in Fox’s Glee, will share the role with fellow S.F. native and Tony Award winner Lena Hall, who’ll shift once a week from playing Yitzhak, Hedwig’s husband, to Hedwig. “Oh my Goddess, Lena Hall is the only talent I know who could play a brilliant Yitzhak and Hedwig in the same production,” says book writer John Cameron Mitchell. “It’s Hedwig history in the making.”

Hedwig and the Angry Inch plays at the Golden Gate Theater from October 2 to 30.

Originally published in the September issue of
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