Hedwig and The Angry Inch To Debut at The Palm Cabaret in May 

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The Tony-Award winningHedwig and the Angry Inch, which has been produced and hailed all over the world in hundreds of stage productions, is coming to Puerto Vallarta for a limited run.

Broadway licensing has granted performance rights to bring this iconic show to The Palm Cabaret & Bar in May, 2024.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a rock musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Trask and written by John Cameron Mitchell. The musical follows Hedwig Robinson, a genderqueer East German singer of a fictional rock and roll band, The Angry Inch. 

The concept of the stage production is that the audience is watching Hedwig’s small concert, as she follows rockstar Tommy Gnosis’ (much more successful) tour around the country. Gnosis is recovering from an incident that nearly ruined his career, having crashed his car into a school bus while high and receiving oral sex from none other than Hedwig! Capitalizing on her notoriety from the incident, Hedwig determines to tell the audience her touching (yet often hilarious) story by performing shows in nearby small venues.

She is aided and hindered by her assistant, back-up singer and husband, Yitzhak, a Jewish-Latino drag queen who has been banished from wearing dresses and wigs ever again by Hedwig, out of pure jealousy.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch has had many incarnations from off-Broadway in 1998, to the now cult-classic movie in 2001, to Broadway in 2014, and a US tour in 2016.  It won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical for its 2016 production.

Hedwig will be played by Jordon Carnegie, who has performed this role in two separate productions, the last one being 10 years ago. Carnegie is a familiar face to many, who may have seen his performance as Elvis at The Palm Cabaret.

“People are going to be beyond shocked to see Jordon in drag, with a German accent, taking them through a range of emotions during the show including a ton of laughter. You won’t even recognize him,” says husband and co-producer Richard Carnegie. 

Yitzhak will be played by Yoalli Guerrero, (of the popular cover band “The Lovers”) with other local musicians forming “The Angry Inch” live band.

“She is not only vocally perfect for the role, but her acting talent is top-notch as well. She is going to knock it out of the park,” Jordon said.

In 2013, Jordan Carnegie was nominated for a regional Broadway World award for Best Leading Actor for a production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. This new production shares the same Director, Andrew Williams. This show’s Music Director is local favorite Jack Aaronson, of Garbo Piano Bar.

In 2018, Jordon Carnegie had the pleasure of doing the makeup application on the creator and original Hedwig, John Cameron Mitchell, on his US tour called The Origin of Love.

“It was such a huge honor and dream come true. This show and character meant so much to me growing up, and here I was as his makeup artist,” Carnegie explained.

He will also be wearing the iconic wig crafted by hand by original hair/make-up designer, Mike Potter.

“It’s an original, shipped straight from New York. The other wigs are going to be created by yours truly,” Jordon added.

“If you love amazing music, you’re going to love this. If you love comedy, you’re going to love this. If you love drag queens, gender-fluidity, and breaking away from binary norms, you’re going to love this. Actually…if you have ears and eyes, you’re going to love this,” Jordon said.

“Well, if you’re a narrow-minded bigot, stay home…you’re going to HATE this,” added Richard.

“Hedwig and the Angry Inch” debuts on Thursday, May 2, 2024 for four performances at the Palm Cabaret located at Olas Altas 508, Zona Romántica. For Tickets visit www.thepalmcabaret.com 

For up-to-date information, and sneak peek videos, follow the Facebook Event Page: https://fb.me/1SPj7ytaxVJd4vY

Thursdays May 2, 9, and 16 – 7:30 PM
Monday May 27, 7:30 PM

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