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“A love letter to HEDWIG fans everywhere…leaving the theater with a crowd of people filled with such love and joy in their hearts was an experience I won’t soon forget and would happily repeat anytime.” – DC Theater Scene
“A beautifully united marriage of its parts. It’s stand-up comedy, it’s a Drag routine, it’s partially scripted, and partially off the rails. It’s wigged, skirted, glittered, and sweaty. And it’s nothing if not the most punk rock thing you’ve ever seen.” – Broadway World
“Origin of Love is an extraordinary show by an electrifying talent!” – Canberra Times
“With raw spontaneity, he truthfully embodies all of Hedwig’s anger, self-pity, bravery and wit.” – AM New York
“He breaks down that comic exterior… letting the heartbreak of Hedwig’s story flow out like blood from a picked-away scab.” – Theatermania

John Cameron Mitchell

John Cameron Mitchell directed, starred in and wrote, with Stephen Trask, the film Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001), for which he won Best Director at the Sundance Festival and was nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Actor. His recent Broadway production of Hedwig garnered him Tony Awards for his performance and for Best Revival. He won an Obie Award for Hedwig Off-Broadway as well for as starring in Larry Kramer’s The Destiny of Me. He directed Tennessee Williams’ Kingdom of EarthOff-Broadway with Cynthia Nixon and Peter Sarsgaard. He directed the films Shortbus (2006), Rabbit Hole (2010) and How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) both starring Nicole Kidman who was nominated for Best Actress Oscar for the former. Recent TV roles include Hulu’s Shrill, HBO’s Girls and Vinyl, CBS’s The Good Fight, and Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle. He stars in, wrote (with Bryan Weller) and directed the musical podcast series Anthem: Homunculus featuring Cynthia Erivo, Glenn Close, Patti Lupone, Denis O’Hare, Laurie Anderson and Marion Cotillard, which is playing on Luminary podcast platform.


THE ORIGIN OF LOVE: The Songs and Stories of Hedwig
With Very Special Guest Amber Martin
Featuring the Songs of Hedwig by Stephen Trask
Produced by ArKtype / Thomas O. Kriegsmann

Tony Award-winning, Golden Globe-nominated co-creator of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, John Cameron Mitchell takes the stage in an exclusive string of solo dates, regaling audiences with intimate, eye-opening, and at times devilishly funny anecdotes, he invites audiences to share his personal experiences over two decades of living with Hedwig. In a real treat for hardcore fans and newcomers alike, he’ll also play new material from his upcoming musical podcast Anthem. So ‘put on some makeup, turn on your eight-track,’ it’s time to experience John Cameron Mitchell in the raw.

Stage: Concert Hall / Proscenium
Capacity: Infinite
Traveling Personnel: 10
Running time: 80 Min


The Origin of Love: Songs and Stories of Hedwig


US Tour:
December 4, 2021 | Kingsbury Hall, Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
December 28-29, 2021 | Return to the Origin of Love @ Town Hall NYC, New York, NY
Jan 21-22, 2022 | USC, Bovard Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA // POSTPONED
March 18, 2022 | Portland Ovations, Portland, ME
March 19, 2022 | Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington, VT
March 19, 2022 | Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington, VT