“Hedwig and the Angry Inch” April 4 – 5 Fox Theatre 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30308 www.foxtheatre.org funny, but it’s not shock value – it is who she is.”
What has endeared “Hedwig” to fans over the years is its universality. Despite her rough exterior, Hedwig is ultimately someone audiences can empathize with.
“It’s about a person who loves and longs and has joys and fears. I think people can relate to the human emotions of the show, and to the problems with the parents and the problems with a lover,” Morton said. “You don’t expect to like Hedwig necessarily. She is not the type of woman you’d stop to help in the street. But I think people eventually love her and once you fall in love with someone, it’s hard to turn away.”
The actor said he feels that aspect is one reason it has been so well-received in the LGBT community. What Hedwig is saying is that we are not different.
“If you are willing to look past the presentation, beyond the insanity, you’ll find we are the same,” he said.
What has also endeared fans is the beloved score. Morton’s favorite numbers are “The Origin of Love” and the reprise of “Wicked Little Town,” which he called the transformative moments of the show.
Euan Morton takes on the iconic starring role in ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch,’ playing The Fox Theatre April 4 – 5. (Photo by Joan Marcus)