Taye Diggs is preparing to bring “a
little chocolate” to Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway
as the show's first African-American lead.
Hedwig tells the story of a
transgender rock musician's search for “my other half.”
Darren Criss, who is best known for
playing gay student Blaine Anderson on the Fox musical-comedy Glee,
will end his 12-week engagement next month. Diggs will debut as
Hedwig on July 22.
“I'm going to bring a little
chocolate to it – mix it up,” Diggs said Monday during an
appearance on HuffPost Live.
“In my experience, Broadway is far
more liberal and a lot less concerned with race,” he
said. “I think, because there are a lesser amount of people
going to the theater as opposed to moviegoers, producers in theater
have the luxury of doing what they want, because they don't have to
worry about the mass audiences.”
“I think theatergoers themselves are
a little bit more liberal than your average moviegoer,” Diggs