Taye Diggs Will Take Over ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ After Darren Criss’ Departure

Whether you like it or not, RENT star Taye Diggs will be returning to Broadway to take on the title role of transgendered rockstar Hedwig in the Tony award winning revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Diggs will begin his run following the departure of current reigning Hedwig Darren Criss.

The actor will take on the title role in his 12-week engagement starting July 12 and concluding Oct. 11.

For reference: this his first time on Broadway since briefly appearing in Wicked alongside then wife Idina Menzel 12 years ago. He played her love-interest Fiyero.

What do you think of the casting Hedwig fans? Will you be buying tickets to check out the very first African American Hedwig?

We think he’s going to make a devastatingly beautiful woman.

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