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Hedwig Closing On Broadway

Hedwig Closing On Broadway

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Taye Diggs will be the final Hedwig during this revival.

The Broadway revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, John Cameron Mitchell's hilarious and heartbreaking tale of a gender-fluid German rock "star," is ending its run on September 13, The New York Times reports.

The musical played over 500 performances since coming to the Belasco Theatre last year; it won four Tonys, including Best Revival and Best Actor for star Neil Patrick Harris as well as Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Lena Hall.

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After Harris departed the show, out actor Andrew Rannells donned the famous Farrah wig, as well as Michael C. Hall, John Cameron Mitchell, who originated the role off-Broadway in the '90s, and Glee star Darren Criss.

The most recent "Hedwig" is Broadway and movie star Taye Diggs, though his performance wasn't received as enthusiastically as his predecessors -- ticket sales began slumping, leading to the decision to end the show.

Mitchell's creation not only inspired the Broadway production, but a much-loved 2001 film that brought the offbeat tale to even more audiences.

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