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Euan Morton to star in national tour of ‘Hedwig,’ headed here

Tony Award- and Olivier Award-nominated Euan Morton will star as the title character in the national touring production of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” which will arrive in Chicago for a 12-day engagement, March 7-19, 2017 at the Oriental Theatre.

Winner of the 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, the show, directed by Michael Mayer, will also star Hannah Corneau in the role of Yitzhak.

“I have been blessed in my career, but no blessing has been as exciting as the chance I’ve been given to take over the role of Hedwig,” Morton said via official statement today. “Joining the cast is the kind of challenge that an actor dreams of. I can’t wait to slip into her golden boots and begin the transformation to cultural icon! And I’m so much better looking with sparkling eyes and a caking of LaVern Baker! All the more thrilling is that I’ll have the honor of taking darling Hedwig all over the country. I’m ready for the ride of my life; I hope America is ready for her ride too.”

The cast will also feature Mason Alexander Park, Shannon Conley, Dylan Fusillo and Matt Katz-Bohen. Hedwig’s band will include music director Justin Craig (guitar and keyboards), Matt Duncan (bass), Tim Mislock (guitar) and Peter Yanowitz (drums).

Group tickets only are currently available at broadwayinchicago.com or by phone at (312) 977-1710.

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