Michael Arden's Spring Awakening Revival Announces Tour Plans
Arden's Deaf West Theatre production is performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken English.
Michael Arden and Deaf West Theatre's acclaimed Broadway revival of Spring Awakening will hit the road in 2017. Stops and casting will be announced in the coming months.
Arden's production of Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's Tony-winning musical, which originated in 2014 in Los Angeles as a production of Deaf West Theatre, is performed simultaneously in English and American Sign Language. Based on the 1891 Frank Wedekind play and set against the backdrop of a repressive and provincial late-19th-century Germany, Spring Awakening tells the timeless story of teenage self-discovery and budding sexuality as seen through the eyes of three teenagers.
The Broadway mounting, at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, runs through January 24. The company, in alphabetical order, is made up of Robert Ariza, Miles Barbee, Katie Boeck, Alex Boniello, Joshua Castille, Lizzy Cuesta, Daniel N. Durant, Treshelle Edmond, Sandra Mae Frank, Kathryn Gallagher, Sean Grandillo, Elizabeth Greene, Russell Harvard, Amelia Hensley, Van Hughes, Lauren Luiz, Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Camryn Manheim, Daniel Marmion, Academy and Golden Globe Award winner and Emmy Award nominee Marlee Matlin, Austin P. McKenzie, Andy Mientus, Patrick Page, Ren, Krysta Rodriguez, Daniel David Stewart, Ali Stroker, Alexandra Winter, and Alex Wyse.