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““I have seen hundreds of shows. CASSETTE ROULETTE was the best cabaret show I’ve seen by far…unscripted, genuine, and pure genius.” – Broadway World
“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.


John Cameron Mitchell & Amber Martin
Produced by ArKtype

Tony Award-winning star of stage and screen John Cameron Mitchell (“Joe vs. Carole,” Hedwig and the Angry Inch), one of alt-culture’s boldest creators, joins forces with international cabaret star Amber Martin for a hair-raising, hilarious romp of songs, stories and characters, all chosen by you and the hand of fate on the magical ‘cassette roulette.’ With a house band led by Grammy nominated music director of Hedwig on Broadway Justin Craig, very special guest surprises and a new set list every night, it’s never the same show twice!

Created & Performed by Amber Martin & John Cameron Mitchell
Lighting by Jojo Franjoine
Video by Michael Zumbrun
Music Direction by Justin Craig

World Premiere: MASSMOCA, North Adams, MA, July 16, 2022
Stage: Concert Hall / Proscenium
Capacity: Infinite
Traveling Personnel: 10
Running time: 100 Min

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


Cassette Roulette

Jan 21 – Feb 26, 2023 | Joe’s Pub @ The Public Theater New York, NY
August 11-12, 2023 | Bard Summerscape Spiegeltent, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
October 12, 2023 | Revolution Hall, Portland, OR
October 14, 2023 | Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA
October 20-21, 2023 | OZ Nashville (A Benefit for ACLU!), Nashville, TN
Oct 28 – 29, Nov 17-18, & Dec 15-16 2023 | Joe’s Pub @ The Public Theater, New York, NY
November 4, 2023 | Cal Performances, Berkeley, CA
November 10, 2023 | Midwest Trust Center, Overland Park, KS
January 20, 2024 | Stanford Live, Stanford, CA
February 17, 2024 | Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Champagne, IL
February 24, 2024 | Long Center, Austin, TX
March 16, 2024 | CAP UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
May 17, 2024 | Garde Arts Center, New London, CT
May 18,2024 | The Colonial Theater, Keene, NH

The Origin of Love: Songs and Stories of Hedwig

2021-2023 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
July 16, 2022 | MASSMOCA, North Adams, MA (Cassette Roulette w/ Amber Martin)
July 23, 2022 | Celebrate Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY (Cassette Roulette w/ Amber Martin)
Aug 26-27. 2022, 2021 | USC Visions & Voices, Los Angeles, CA