Glee’s Darren Criss to Star in ‘Hedwig’ on Broadway

Published February 21, 2015

Glee’s Darren Criss will be the newest star on the Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, taking over for the musical’s co-creator John Cameron Mitchell.

“Ladies and Gentlemen, whether you like it or not…#DarrenIsHedwig HEDWIG on Broadway,” Criss tweeted, along with a video he also shared on Facebook.

Hedwig opened last year with Neil Patrick Harris as the starring role, followed by Girls’ Andrew Rannells, Michael C. Hall and then Mitchell.

“I’ve got a grin plastered on my face that Darren is going the brotherhood of Hedwigs,” Mitchell said. “His stage presence is electrifying, his rock and roll credentials and comic timing impeccable and I’m thrilled to be working with him to create a brand-new Hedwig!”

Composer-lyricist Stephen Trask called Criss a “game changer.”

“I’m happy that Hedwig can be Darren’s next stop on his way to world domination,” he said.

This will be Criss’s first Broadway appearance since he replaced Daniel Radcliffe in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying for three weeks in 2012.

Criss will star as Hedwig for 12 weeks starting April 29.

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