DENVER (CBS4) – One of the stars of a rock musical that’s playing in Denver through Sunday says its popularity owes a lot to an evolution that’s ongoing in theater.

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch is playing at the Buell Theater in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. It is described as being for mature audiences only.

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The Tony Award-winning musical is about a fictional rock band that’s fronted by a singer who doesn’t identify as a man or a woman.

LINK: ‘Hedwig’ Ticket Information

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The show has been heralded for the way it questions gender norms.

“The world is different and Broadway has become more challenging,” said Euan Morton, one of the stars, during a small acoustic performance and Q&A session at the Denver Center on Wednesday.

“I mean, Avenue Q for the little fun thing it was was pretty challenging for people. It was rude, it was saucy. I did a show called Taboo. It didn’t last very long, but that was sort of the beginning of something sneaky, something underground with Broadway.

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“And I think Hedwig found her place there because of those theatrical changes and artistic changes and also changes in the understanding of who we are as people.”