A ‘Hedwig And The Angry Inch’ Sequel Is Coming
Hedwig And The Angry Inch, I think we can all agree, was the best damn musical comedy about a transgender East German rock singer with a botched sex change operation who gets shat upon by everyone she loves that we’ve ever seen. So it is a delight to hear that writer, director and star John Cameron Mitchell is working on a sequel to Hedwig.
Journalist Kevin Sessums blogged about the news on Tumblr, revealing vague details about the plot which came straight from the mouth of his friend JCM:
I had coffee-and-conversation this morning here in Greenwich Village with my old friend John Cameron Mitchell, the creator of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He is busy putting the finishing touches on his first draft of a Hedwig sequel and will be doing a reading and recreating the role of Hedwig on September 16th at a special performance at this year’s Afterglow Festival in Provincetown. “We spend so much of our early lives trying to figure out who we really are,” he said as a way to enigmatically sum up the new Hedwig plot line. “And we spend the rest of our lives preparing ourselves to let it go.” He then went on to tell me in detail the narrative of the sequel for which Hedwig’s original composer Stephen Trask will write the music once more.
Even more mysteriously, Sessums teased the sequel will be about "something that could only happen to Hedwig – a phantasmagoria with dollops of brutal reality interwoven into its multi-media narrative."
BRB, Googling what "phantasmagoria" means.
If you’re desiring more, uh, clear information about the Hedwig sequel, you will have to get yourself a ticket to the Afterglow Festival reading in Provincetown: it’s September 16 at 9p.m. and tickets are $32 each. Now go!