STAGE TUBE: Jonathan Groff & Lauren Pritchard on the Beginnings of SPRING AWAKENING
Spring Awakening, a groundbreaking and multi-award winning show, is being produced all over the United States as well as in 28 countries around the world. Now, 13 years after Steven Sater first conceived the radical notion of creating a rock musical from Frank Wedekind's notorious symbolist drama Frühlings Erwachen, Applause Theatre & Cinema Books publishes Sater's notes on his famously evocative, poetic lyrics.
A Purple Summer: Notes on the Lyrics of Spring Awakening (March 13, $9.99) is an invaluable read for fans of the show, anyone interested in theatre and history, directors, writers, and artists. Most especially, it will become required reading for all the young performers who play the roles and sing these songs.
Steven Sater (New York City) has won two Tonys, a Grammy, and the 2010 Oliver Award for his book and lyrics of Spring Awakening. His other plays include Carbondale Dreams, Umbrage (Steppenwolf New Play Prize), The Tempest (Lyric Hammersmith), A Footnote to the Iliad (NY Stage and Film), Prometheus Bound (A.R.T.), The Nightingale (La Jolla Playhouse), Some Lovers (Old Globe), and Alice by Heart (National Theatre of London: Connections).
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