Lena Hall’s Goodbye to ‘Hedwig’ Preceeds Café Carlyle Shows

Lena Hall will pass on her Yitzhak wig as she leaves Hedwig on Broadway this weekend ahead of a Café Carlyle residency.

Lena Hall‘s run as Yitzhak in the Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch will come to an end this weekend. She’s been in the role since the previews of this show about this time last year and has performed alongside the four Hedwigs, Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells, Michael C. Hall and current Hedwig, the co-creator, John Cameron Mitchell. Taking over the role will be Rebecca Naomi Jones, who has performed in other rock musicals like, Passing Strange and American Idiot (which was also directed by Michael Mayer) as well as Shakespeare in the Park’s Love’s Labour’s Lost.

Hall’s performance as the second fiddle to Hedwig earned her a lot of fans. But even though that gig is over, Hall isn’t taking time off to relax. The breakout star has been preparing for a two-week residency at the Café Carlyle that begins April 7th and runs till the 18th. Information on tickets and dinner reservations for her shows can be found here. She recently previewed a bit of her show over at the NY Times with a performance of “Falling Slowly” (with Watt White on guitar) written by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová for their movie (and later the Broadway musical) Once. A stream is available below.