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Broadway's Spring Awakening to Offer Opening-Night Ticket Lottery

See the Deaf West production for cheap on its historic first night.

A moment from the Deaf West Theatre's Broadway production of Spring Awakening.
A scene from Deaf West Theatre's Broadway production of Spring Awakening, now running at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
(© Joan Marcus)

An opening-night ticket lottery for the new Broadway production of Spring Awakening will be held before the 7:30pm performance on Sunday, September 27, at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. A limited number of $35 tickets will be offered for patrons who enter the drawing two hours before the show. Names will be pulled 90 minutes before show time and announced in both spoken English and American Sign Language.

Michael 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 production will open on September 27 for an 18-week run that must conclude on January 24.

The cast is made up of deaf and hearing actors, a list that includes Patrick Page and Russell Harvard as the Adult Men, Camryn Manheim and Marlee Matlin as the Adult Women, Smash costars Krysta Rodriguez and Andy Mientus as Ilse and Hanschen. Also in the cast are Miles Barbee (Otto), Katie Boeck (Voice of Wendla, Guitars, Piano), Alex Boniello (Voice of Moritz, Guitar), Joshua Castille (Ernst), Daniel Durant (Moritz), Treshelle Edmond (Martha), Sandra Mae Frank (Wendla), Kathryn Gallagher (Voice of Martha, Guitar), Sean Grandillo (Voice of Otto, Bass), Amelia Hensley (Thea), Lauren Luiz (Heidi, Voice of Thea), Austin McKenzie (Melchior), Daniel David Stewart (Voice of Ernst), Ali Stroker (Anna), Alexandra Winter (Harp, Gretl), and Alex Wyse (Georg).

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