Deaf West Theater presents
directed by Michael Arden
book and lyrics by Steven Slater
music by Duncan Sheik
based on the play by Frank Wedekind
choreography by Spenser Liff
September 27, 2015 -
January 9, 2016 extended through January 24, 2016
acclaimed production comes to Broadway
Brooks Atkinson Theater, 256 West 47th Street
Deaf West Theater’s production of SPRING AWAKENING floored the critics when it premiered in California, prompting the Los Angeles Times to write, “It’s hard to enumerate all the ways in which Deaf West’s SPRING AWAKENING is so very, very good.” Now this unapologetically brilliant new production is coming to New York.
When it debuted on Broadway, SPRING AWAKENING’s raw and honest portrayal of youth in revolt shattered expectations of what a musical could do, earning it 8 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, Best Book (for writer, Steven Sater) and Best Score (for composer, Duncan Sheik and for lyricist, Steven Sater). Deaf West’s innovative new production takes this already revolutionary musical to electrifying new heights by choreographing sign language into the production, intensifying the rift between the lost and longing teenagers and the adults who refuse to hear them. Directed by Michael Arden, Deaf West’s SPRING AWAKENING is full of knockout performances, explosive music and soul-stirring emotion, but it’s only on Broadway through January 24.