Easter Bonnet 1999
April 19 & 20th
New Amsterdam Theater
Presented by Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS
Fundraising Coordinator: Anthony Zelig
Bonnet Designed by Fabio Toblini
Bonnet Created by The Cast & Crew of Hedwig
Stage Managed by Joe Witt
Musical Direction by Joe Pecorino
Wigs by Michael Potter
Performed by Michael Cerveris, Jeremy Chatzky, Travis Griesler, Joe Pecorino, Miriam Shor, Cory Waletzko, Jon Webber and Chris Weilding
Special thanks to: the West Side Theater, Brent Peek Productions
***HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY BONNET****
by Michael Cerveris
Our next presentation comes from downtown. Way downtown. Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the story of a painfully botched sex-change operation and a meditation on the redemptive power of love and glitter. Unfortunately, the cast can not be here tonight due to an unfortunate incident involving a Virginia Slims cigarette and a can of Aquanet. In their place, singing a song from the show is the Boys Choir of Bratislava
Boy enters and sings a line of Angry Inch in high falsetto, accompanied by band.
Seconds later, Yitsak enters, grabs the childs microphone, and kicks the child offstage. The child runs off crying.
Ladies and Gentlemen, whether you like it or not HEDWIG!!
Hedwig enters to Oh Beautiful (on mini boom box or Casio)
Thank you Broadway. You really DO care.
I do love a warm hand on my entrance.
I can not tell you how thrilled I am to be here in the home of the Lyin Queens.
Yitsak whispers in her ear
What? Oh, the Lion King.
Whatever, honey, that pussys got nothing on me!
I tell you, I understand what it takes to work for a company like Disney.
After all, back home I grew up under Fascism.
Oh, to stand here before all you beautiful people
Oh my God, is that? Are you? .
Look! Its Bernadette Peterless!
Baby, I love your work
Sings "Anyone one you can do I can do better "
Sister, you bring that Duke boy downtown, we show him a good time, OK?
Now, my agent Phyllis does anyone else have my agent?
Yeah a few of you. The ones nobodys ever heard of.
Phyllis would like me to take this opportunity to offer my audition for any of your wonderful Broadway shows On The Rag Time,
Death of A Mary Kay Salesman,
The Iceman Cometh Finally,
or that wonderful musical Titanic
Yitsak whispers again
Closed already? Thats such a shame!
I would have been so perfect.
Going down eight times a week
Well, anyway, heres a few numbers from my repertoire
(sings to the tune of Happiness Is from You're a Good Man Charlie Brown)
Half-penis is what I am left with not what I wanted rather a drag
(sings to the tune Edelweiss from Sound of Music)
Anal vise, anal vise, every morning you beat me .
And now a from a Rock Musical
sings from Rent
Yitsak was machts du dar, verdammt noch mal?
I said a ROCK Musical
(sings to the tune of Pinball Wizard from Tommy)
Ever since I was a young boy, I liked to play with dolls
From Skipper down to Barbie, I dressed them like Rupaul
Ill tell you now a secret Ive never told at all
This deaf, dumb and blind kid
Sure plays a mean queen bald
And now one final song to all you people out there in the dark
the ones who raise the money and organize and perform and above all,
those of you who give to help people you may not even know
this song is dedicated to you
She sings You Light Up My Life
as the boy returns to the stage wearing The Bonnet and a childs sized fur coat, accompanied by another Hedwig and another Yitsak
Und du erleuchtest mein leben
Du gibst mir hoffnung
Dam mit ich weitter geh
Erleuchtend meine tage
Und volfüllst meine nächten mit Lied
It cant be wrong
If it feels so right
Weil du erleuchtest mein Leben
The cast was presented with a
special award for raising a grand total of
$30, 664.87 for BC/EFA the MOST raised by an Off Broadway show!
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