STAGE TUBE: Original SPRING AWAKENING Stars to Reunite for 'Special Event' at ATC
In the video below, original Spring Awakening cast member and Atlantic Acting School veteran Brian CharLes Johnson announces Atlantic Theater Company's ATC Uncovered- an inside look into the everyday life of a theater company through the artist perspective. He reveals: "This month we'll be celebrating the 7th anniversary of Spring Awakening on Broadway when myself and a few friends of mine bring it all back home to where it all started with a live, special event." BroadwayWorld has confirmed that additional details on the celebration will be announced early next week.
For more information, visit http://atlantictheater.org/atc-uncovered
Atlantic Theater Company is the award-winning Off-Broadway theater company dedicated to producing great plays simply and truthfully utilizing an artistic ensemble. Founded in 1985 by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and director David Mamet and Academy Award-nominated actor William H. Macy, Atlantic believes that the story of a play and the intent of its playwright are at the core of the creative process. The plays in the Atlantic repertory, from both new and established playwrights, are boldly interpreted by today's finest theater artists and resonate with contemporary audiences.
Spring Awakening is a rock musical with music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. It is based on the controversial German play Spring Awakening (1891) by Frank Wedekind which was banned in Germany for some time due to its frank portrayal of abortion, homosexuality, rape, child abuse and suicide. Following its conception in the late 1990s and various workshops, concerts, rewrites and its Off-Broadway debut, the original Broadway production of Spring Awakening opened at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre on December 10, 2006. Its cast included Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele and John Gallagher, Jr. whilst its creative team embodied director Michael Mayer and choreographer Bill T. Jones. The original Broadway production won 8 Tony Awards, including Tonys for Best Musical, Direction, Book, Score and Featured Actor. The production also garnered 4 Drama Desk Awards whilst its original cast album received a Grammy Award.
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