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Broadway Revival of SPRING AWAKENING to Sets ASL Lottery PolicyBroadway Revival of SPRING AWAKENING to Sets ASL Lottery Policy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Deaf West Theatre's acclaimed production of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's Spring Awakening, directed by Michael Arden and choreographed by Spencer Liff, begins performances this coming Tuesday, September 8 at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). (more...)

BWW TV: Catch a Sneak Peek of Broadway-Bound SPRING AWAKENING; Close-Captioned Edition!BWW TV: Catch a Sneak Peek of Broadway-Bound SPRING AWAKENING; Close-Captioned Edition!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 29, 2015

Deaf West's acclaimed production of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's Spring Awakening, directed byMichael Arden and choreographed by Spencer Liff, began rehearsals earlier this month for its big Broadway transfer. Earlier this week, the company invited the press inside their rehearsal room for a sneak peek of what they've been working on. Since the production aims to bridge a gap between hearing and deaf audiences, we are bringing you a special close-captioned version of the festivities below! CLICK HERE to watch the footage without captions. (more...)

BWW TV: Go Inside the Rehearsal Room with the Company of SPRING AWAKENING; Plus a Performance Preview!BWW TV: Go Inside the Rehearsal Room with the Company of SPRING AWAKENING; Plus a Performance Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 26, 2015

Deaf West's acclaimed production of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's Spring Awakening, directed byMichael Arden and choreographed by Spencer Liff, began rehearsals earlier this month for its big Broadway transfer. The company invited BroadwayWorld inside the rehearsal room today for a special sneak peek of 'Mama Who Bore Me,' 'The Bitch of Living,' and 'The Song of Purple Summer'. Check out performance previews and interviews with the whole team below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the Rehearsal Room for Broadway-Bound SPRING AWAKENING!Photo Coverage: Go Inside the Rehearsal Room for Broadway-Bound SPRING AWAKENING!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 25, 2015

Deaf West's acclaimed production ofSteven SaterandDuncan Sheik'sSpring Awakening, directed byMichael Ardenand choreographed bySpencer Liff, began rehearsals earlier this month for its big Broadway transfer. The company invited BroadwayWorld inside the rehearsal room today for a sepcial sneak peek of 'Mama Who Bore Me,' 'The Bitch of Living,' and 'The Song of Purple Summer'. Check out photos from the special daybelow! (more...)

BWW TV: Purple Summer Has Arrived! Watch the First Performance Preview from SPRING AWAKENING!BWW TV: Purple Summer Has Arrived! Watch the First Performance Preview from SPRING AWAKENING!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 25, 2015

Deaf West's acclaimed production of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's Spring Awakening, directed by Michael Arden and choreographed by Spencer Liff, began rehearsals earlier this month for its big Broadway transfer. The company invited BroadwayWorld inside the rehearsal room today for a sepcial sneak peek of 'Mama Who Bore Me,' 'The Bitch of Living,' and 'The Song of Purple Summer', and you can check it out below! (more...)

Signs of the Times- A History of SPRING AWAKENING's Deaf West Theatre on Broadway and Beyond!Signs of the Times- A History of SPRING AWAKENING's Deaf West Theatre on Broadway and Beyond!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 22, 2015

'Theatre for the deaf? On Broadway?' It's a question that many theatre fans have asked since July 7, when official word came that Deaf West Theatre's production of Spring Awakening would land on Broadway this fall. The upcoming production, which will run September 8 through January 9 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, will sound the same to fans of the 2006 Tony-winning musical, but it will be performed simultaneously in American Sign Language by a cast of 27. Wait...what? That's right- this production, which marks the first Broadway revival of the show since it closed in 2009, comes complete with ASL, and though the concept seems revolutionary, this is far from the first time that it has been done (and has worked). Let's review: (more...)

STAGE TUBE: SPRING AWAKENING's Sean Grandillo Brings Fans 60 SECONDS OF SPRING- Watch Episode 2!STAGE TUBE: SPRING AWAKENING's Sean Grandillo Brings Fans 60 SECONDS OF SPRING- Watch Episode 2!
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2015

Deaf West's acclaimed production of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's Spring Awakening, directed by Michael Arden and choreographed by Spencer Liff, just began rehearsals for its Broadway transfer and company member Sean Grandillo is vlogging about the experience. He writes: 'Here's another little peek into what's been going on with us in between the packed schedule of staging the show, rehearsing choreography, music, and ASL, and getting ready to bring our show to New York!' (more...)

Photo Flash: Original 'Melchior' Jonathan Groff Passes the Torch to SPRING AWAKENING's New StarPhoto Flash: Original 'Melchior' Jonathan Groff Passes the Torch to SPRING AWAKENING's New Star
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Original cast member Jonathan Groff recently shared a special moment with Spring Awakening's new 'Melchior', Austin McKenzie, and posted a photo on Twitter. Check it out below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: SPRING AWAKENING's Sean Grandillo Brings Fans 60 SECONDS OF SPRING- Watch Episode 1!STAGE TUBE: SPRING AWAKENING's Sean Grandillo Brings Fans 60 SECONDS OF SPRING- Watch Episode 1!
by Stage Tube - Aug 18, 2015

Deaf West's acclaimed production ofSteven SaterandDuncan Sheik'sSpring Awakening, directed byMichael Ardenand choreographed bySpencer Liff, just began rehearsals for its Broadway transfer and company memberSean Grandillois vlogging about the experience. He writes:'So this week the cast of Deaf West's upcoming revival of Spring Awakening on Broadway started our rehearsals, and I couldn't be more excited. I thought I'd vlog my way through the process to share this incredible experience with the world!' Check out episode 1 below! (more...)

Rita Rudner, 54 SINGS BACK TO THE FUTURE & More Set for 54 Below This WeekRita Rudner, 54 SINGS BACK TO THE FUTURE & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

This week at54 BELOW,Broadway's Supper Clubpresents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond.To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.comor call(646) 476-3551. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: SPRING AWAKENINGUp on the Marquee: SPRING AWAKENING
by Walter McBride - Aug 14, 2015

Deaf West's acclaimed production ofSteven SaterandDuncan Sheik'sSpring Awakening, directed byMichael Ardenand choreographed bySpencer Liff, just began rehearsals for its Broadway transfer.TheBrooks AtkinsonTheatre box office will open next Monday, August 17. Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

Breaking News: Camryn Manheim & Patrick Page Board Broadway Revival of SPRING AWAKENINGBreaking News: Camryn Manheim & Patrick Page Board Broadway Revival of SPRING AWAKENING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

BroadwayWorld has confirmed thatthat Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Camryn Manheim ('The Practice,' 'Ghost Whisperer'), Drama Desk Award nominee Patrick Page (Cymbeline at Shakespeare in the Park, Casa Valentina, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark), and Theater World Award winner Russell Harvard (Tribes, 'Fargo,' There Will Be Blood), have completed the casting for Deaf West's acclaimed production of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's Spring Awakening, directed byMichael Arden and choreographed by Spencer Liff. Elizabeth Greene and Daniel Marmion also join the production as swings. (more...)

Breaking News: Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus & 20 Broadway Newcomers Will Star in Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING RevivalBreaking News: Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus & 20 Broadway Newcomers Will Star in Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING Revival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Ken Davenport, Cody Lassen, Hunter Arnold and Deaf West Theatre (Artistic Director David J. Kurs) haveannounced that the rebellious students from the acclaimed Deaf West production of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's Spring Awakening, directed by Michael Arden and choreographed by Spencer Liff, will transfer with the musical to Broadway. Four new swings join the Broadway company. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, 54 Sings Lady Gaga & More Set for 54 Below This WeekChristine Ebersole, 54 Sings Lady Gaga & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/27/2015 - 'ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS' Opens and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/27/2015 - 'ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS' Opens and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 27, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: James Lecesne brings'ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS' off-Broadway and more! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/25-7/26/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/25-7/26/2015
by - Jul 26, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 26, 2015 - Sunday, July 26, 2015. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 27-August 2, Featuring Liz Callaway, Christine Ebersole, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 27-August 2, Featuring Liz Callaway, Christine Ebersole, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jul 26, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: 54 Sings Lady Gaga; Annoying Actor Friend at 54 Below: #SOBLESSED; Christine Ebersole: Big Noise from Winnetka; Liz Callaway: For the Record; and Peaches and Crime: Murder Mystery! (more...)

Krysta Rodriguez, Adam Kaplan Join #SOBLESSED Live at 54 Below 7/27Krysta Rodriguez, Adam Kaplan Join #SOBLESSED Live at 54 Below 7/27
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 26, 2015

After a SOLD OUT engagement last fall, #SOBLESSED Live! returns to 54 BELOW on July 27th at 9:30 p.m., benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS! Krysta Rodriguez ('Smash') and Adam Kaplan (Newsies) join host Lesli Margherita (Matilda) in #SOBLESSED Live! featuring Christine Dwyer (Wicked), Chris McCarrell (Les Miserables), Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), Kate Shindle (Legally Blonde, AEA PRESIDENT!), Alex Wyse(Deaf West's Spring Awakening), Chelsea Nachman (Twitter) as Laura Benanti. (more...)

BWW Interview: Annoying Actor Friend Explains Why #SOBLESSED Live at 54 Below is Like the Hamilton LotteryBWW Interview: Annoying Actor Friend Explains Why #SOBLESSED Live at 54 Below is Like the Hamilton Lottery
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 23, 2015

In 2013, Actor Friend published his/her first book #SOBLESSED, with the follow-up #GRATEFUL available this year just in time for the holidays. With the success of #SOBLESSED, and its star-studded audio version, A.F. brought the book to the stage in concert form. After two sold-out runs at 54 Below, the show is back for what might be its final performance ever, Monday, July 27th at 9:30 pm. As always, the show benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

#SOBLESSED Live! Returning to 54 Below with Lesli Margherita, Christine Dwyer & More, 7/27#SOBLESSED Live! Returning to 54 Below with Lesli Margherita, Christine Dwyer & More, 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

After a SOLD OUT engagement last fall, #SOBLESSED Live! returns to 54 BELOW on July 27th at 9:30 p.m., benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS! (more...)

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