Atlantic Records has digitally released (iTunes) the musical companion to the four-time Tony-winning show Hedwig And The Angry Inch, which stars Neil Patrick Harris. The release, which will hit physical retailers beginning July 1st, comes fifteen years after Atlantic released the cast recording for the original production in 1999 and thirteen years following Atlantic’s release of the original motion picture soundtrack for the film incarnation.
“Hedwig And The Angry Inch – Original Broadway Cast Recording” is produced by Hedwig composer Stephen Trask, Tony Award nominated sound designer and platinum-selling record producer Tim O’Heir, and the production’s music director Justin Craig.
“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,” Stephen Trask says in a statement. “The talents of Neil and Lena and this amazing fucking 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.”
Neil Patrick Harris’ return to Broadway in the new production of Hedwig And The Angry Inch is nominated for eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival. The limited engagement, featuring Lena Hall (Kinky Boots), opened in April to rave reviews at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street).
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