"Mitchell is never less than engaging...Rarely has there been such a complete synthesis of creator and creation."

The Music, Australia

Theater
John Cameron Mitchell
The Origin of Love Tour
Featuring the songs of Hedwig
by Stephen Trask
with special guest Amber Martin

The one-and-only John Cameron Mitchell takes the stage for an evening of songs and stories from—and inspired by—the Tony-winning, groundbreaking cult-rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The now-classic show premiered off-Broadway more than 20 years ago with Mitchell portraying the "internationally ignored" East German transgender singer fronting a struggling rock band, but its inclusive message remains thrillingly relevant today. Featuring brilliant music and lyrics by Hedwig co-creator Stephen Trask, the program draws in both "Hedheads" and newcomers alike, as Mitchell and guest artist Amber Martin connect stories from their own lives to Hedwig's search for self-awareness and acceptance. So as Hedwig herself would say, put on some makeup, turn up the eight-track, and pull the wig down from the shelf—for a night of post-punk, neo-glam memoir-cabaret!

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Program Notes

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