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“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)

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