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Camryn Manheim and Patrick Page Join Marlee Matlin in Broadway's Spring Awakening

Michael Arden’s Deaf West production of the Tony-winning musical comes to New York after an acclaimed run in Los Angeles.

Emmy winner Camryn Manheim has joined the Broadway cast of Spring Awakening.
Emmy winner Camryn Manheim has joined the Broadway cast of Spring Awakening.
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Michael Arden's new Broadway revival of Spring Awakening has found its grown-ups.

Patrick Page (who played Frollo to Arden's Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame) and Russell Harvard (Tribes) will take on the roles of the Adult Men in the musical, with Emmy winner Camryn Manheim (The Practice) joining the previously announced Oscar winner Marlee Matlin (Children of a Lesser God) as the Adult Women.

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 cast will be made up of deaf and hearing actors, a list that includes Smash costars Krysta Rodriguez and Andy Mientus as Ilse and Hanschen, and 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). Swings include Elizabeth Greene, Daniel Marmion, Robert Ariza, Lizzy Cuesta, Van Hughes, and Ren.

With book and lyrics by Sater and music by Sheik, the production features choreography by Spencer Liff. The creative team includes Dane Laffrey (scenic and costume design), Ben Stanton (lighting design), Gareth Owen (sound design), and Lucy Mackinnon (projection design).

The production will open on September 27 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre for a run of "absolutely 18 weeks only" that must conclude on January 9, 2016. Previews begin September 8.

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