After more than 500 performances and 6 leading men Hedwig is taking her final bow. The show was originally scheduled to run through October 11, but sales have been “waining” so producer David Binder was forced to make the tough choice of wrapping up the rock musical a month early on September 13.
In a statement he said, “When we announced our limited 16-week Broadway engagement of Hedwig, never in my wildest dreams did I think it would run for a year and a half. Hedwig heralded a historic year of acceptance and celebration across America.”
Hedwig, the rock star from East Berlin, was first played by Neil Patrick Harris, then Andrew Rannells, followed by Michael C. Hall, John Cameron Mitchell (the musical’s book writer), Darren Criss, and, most recently, Taye Diggs.
The good news is that a national tour of Hedwig is set to start in San Francisco on October 4, 2016, and productions are also being planned for the West End (London) and Australia!