Local kids make good, rock out in Hedwig

The coolness of Lena Hall and Darren Criss relates directly to the city of their birth. The two performers, one a Tony Award-winning Broadway star and the other a former object of “Glee” affection, are headlining the Broadway tour of the raging rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which begins Sunday, Oct. 2 at the Golden Gate Theatre in their hometown, San Francisco.

In advance of the tour launch and its stars’ homecoming, SHN, the resident producer, held an onstage conversation for its subscribers and guests with Hall, Criss and Hedwig composer/lyricist Stephen Trask. The event featured a chat with interviewer Adam Savage (of “MythBusters” fame) and there was music from the show. Here are some highlights, including video footage of both musical performances.

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STAGE TUBE: Darren Criss, Lena Hall, & Stephen Trask Preview HEDWIG Tour in Latest Performance
Lift up your hands! Darren Criss, Lena Hall, and Stephen Trask presented acoustic performances of 'Sugar Daddy' and 'Midnight Radio' from HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at a Members-only In Conversation event at the SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco this afternoon.
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Check out the video below to see Darren tear into an old-school rendition of punk showstopper “Sugar Daddy” and get a never before seen glimpse of Lena, who will be taking on the title role for select performances on the tour, taking lead vocals on, “Midnight Radio.”


Darren Criss, Lena Hall & Stephen Trask: “Sugar Daddy” & “Midnight Radio” from Hedwig