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Hedwig Named Honorary Mayor of West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval


Donovan Leitch, Jr. who plays Hedwig, star of the glam rock musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” has been named the Honorary Mayor of the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. One of the world's largest celebrations of All Hallow's Eve, the West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval will be held from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. along Santa Monica Boulevard from Doheny Drive to La Cienega Boulevard.

Hedwig is played by actor Donovan Leitch, Jr. Leitch was the understudy for the original off-Broadway performances of the rock musical, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” and was the lead in a recent Los Angeles run of the play. He is the son of ‘60s folk singer Donovan. “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” premiered off Broadway in 1998 and was later made into a film. The play tells the story of an East German transgender rock star, Hedwig, and her search for love.

For the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval's full entertainment lineup, street closure information and parking information, please go to For more information call (323) 848-6400. For the deaf and hard of hearing, please call (323) 848-6496.

For more information regarding “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” please contact Angela Villanueva at MSO, at (818) 380-0400.

City of West Hollywood
Tamara T. White
Public Information Officer
Helen J. Goss, Esq.
Director, Public Information and Prosecution Services
Tel: 323-848-6431
Fax: 323-848-6561

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