Spring Awakening Is (Briefly) Returning to Broadway


Spring Awakening, the Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater musical adaptation of the 1891 German play about teenagers fucking, will return to Broadway for a limited run this September.

Deadline reports:

…A revival of Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater’s musical will move from Los Angeles to Broadway in the fall. Ken Davenport, producing the transfer with Cody Lassen, Hunter Arnold and Deaf West Theatre (Artistic Director, David J. Kurs), said Tuesday morning that the 2007 Tony best musical winner will begin an 18-week run on September 8 at the Nederlander-owned Brooks Atkinson Theatre. (The Atkinson currently is home to It Shoulda Been You, shuttering August 9.) Opening night of Spring is set for September 27 and the show will close January 9, 2016 (“with no possibility of extension,” per the announcement, suggesting that the Atkinson is booked for the spring awakening of another show, possibly Sheik’s American Psycho).

The original production of the musical—which helped launch the careers of Lea Michele, Jonathan Groff, and John Gallagher, Jr.—opened on Broadway in 2oo6, won the Tony for Best Musical in 2007, and closed in 2009. The revival, co-produced by L.A.’s Deaf West Theatre, includes sign language, as well as a mix of “hearing and deaf performers, with some roles played by two actors, one singing and the other signing in American Sign Language.”

Once again, Spring Awakening will run at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre from September 27, 2015 (with previews beginning on September 8) to January 9, 2016.

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