Opening Night

Spring Awakening Set to Make Its Return to Broadway

Michael Arden’s new production for Deaf West Theatre opens in the Big Apple tonight after two acclaimed runs in Los Angeles.

Spring Awakening returns to Broadway in a production of Deaf West Theatre.
Spring Awakening returns to Broadway in a production by Deaf West Theatre.
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Michael Arden's new Broadway revival of the Tony-winning musical Spring Awakening celebrates its opening night tonight, September 27, at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

The production comes to New York following a pair of acclaimed runs in Los Angeles under the auspices of Deaf West Theatre. Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's musical is performed simultaneously in English and American Sign Language by a cast made up of deaf and hearing actors.

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 full company 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, 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).

Check out photos from the production in the gallery below.

For tickets and more information, click here.

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