'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' cast album gets release date
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The Tony-nominated, Neil Patrick Harris-led Broadway musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch — which centers around “internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig Robinson and her tale of life, loves, and a botched operation — will release a cast album July 1 digitally and July 15 in stores.
“Anyone who has spent more than five minutes with me in the last three months knows how excited I am by the new versions of these songs,” Hedwig composer and album producer Stephen Trask said in a release. “The talents of Neil and Lena and this amazing f—ing band have made these the best version of the score ever. After years of working with Justin Craig and a decade and a half recording with Tim O’Heir, producing these recordings as a team with them has been everything I could have hoped. I think we truly captured the brilliance of these great performers. If any band wants to learn any of these songs, these are the versions they should study.”
The release comes 15 years after Atlantic originally released the cast recording for the 1999 Off-Broadway production, and 13 years following the release of the original motion picture soundtrack for the film version.
Hedwig isn’t the only show bringing the music to the masses recently. The Tony-nominated, Audra McDonald-starring play Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, which centers on a one-night-only performance from Billie Holiday, will be recorded live later this month and will also be available starting July 15.
Want even more Broadway music news? Fans can preview the full soundtrack to Bullets Over Broadway right now on EW.