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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) have announced 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...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

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Ahead of Her First Broadway Bow, Meet SPRING AWAKENING's Oscar-Winning Star Marlee MatlinAhead of Her First Broadway Bow, Meet SPRING AWAKENING's Oscar-Winning Star Marlee Matlin
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 21, 2015

As BroadwayWorld first reported this morning, Oscar and Golden Globe-winning actress Marlee Matlin will make her Broadway debut this fall in the upcoming revival of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's beloved musical Spring Awakening as the 'Adult Woman'. In honor of the big news, BWW brings you a look back at some of the highlights from Matlin's career! (more...)

Oscar Winner Marlee Matlin Will Make Broadway Debut in Deaf West Theatre's SPRING AWAKENINGOscar Winner Marlee Matlin Will Make Broadway Debut in Deaf West Theatre's SPRING AWAKENING
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Academy and Golden Globe Award winner and Emmy Award nominee Marlee Matlin (Children of a Lesser God, 'The West Wing,' 'Switched at Birth') will make her Broadway debut in the upcoming production of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's Spring Awakening, directed by Michael Arden. (more...)

SPRING AWAKENING to Play Randolph Theatre, 7/30-8/8SPRING AWAKENING to Play Randolph Theatre, 7/30-8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

With its contemporary folk score and soulful coming-of-age story, Spring Awakening literally rocked Broadway when it premiered nine years ago and redefined rock musicals with its provocative exploration of the journey from adolescence to adulthood. The show has been making headlines lately with the just announced return to Broadway this fall for its first-ever revival in a ground-breaking production from Deaf West Theatre. But this July, Toronto's Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts will offer its own twist on the iconic musical, under the direction of Anne-Marie Donovan and music direction of Lily Ling (music director, John and Jen, Off-Broadway Revival). Spring Awakening runs July 30 - August 8, 2015 at the Randolph Theatre, 736 Bathurst Street, Toronto. (more...)

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by - Jul 14, 2015

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SPRING AWAKENING to Hold Open Call for Deaf Actors in NYC Next WeekSPRING AWAKENING to Hold Open Call for Deaf Actors in NYC Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Hailing all deaf actors in NYC! BroadwayWorld just got word that the newly announced Broadway production of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's SPRING AWAKENING will hold open auditions next Thursday, July 16, in New York City. (more...)

Producer Ken Davenport on Why He's Bringing SPRING AWAKENING Back to Broadway: 'I Always Felt the Show Left Us Too Soon'Producer Ken Davenport on Why He's Bringing SPRING AWAKENING Back to Broadway: 'I Always Felt the Show Left Us Too Soon'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Today, producer Ken Davenport shared his thoughts on why he decided to bring the musical back to Broadway in his latest edition of The Producer's Perspective. (more...)

Breaking News: SPRING AWAKENING Will Open at Brooks Atkinson Theatre This Fall for 18-Week RunBreaking News: SPRING AWAKENING Will Open at Brooks Atkinson Theatre This Fall for 18-Week Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Ken Davenport, Cody Lassen, Hunter Arnold and Deaf West Theatre (Artistic Director David J. Kurs) announced today that Spring Awakening, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2007, will play a strictly limited Broadway engagement at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street) with previews beginning on Tuesday, September 8 and opening night set for Sunday, September 27. The show will run 18 weeks only, through Saturday, January 9, with no extension possible. It will be performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken English by a cast of 27. Deaf West was last represented on Broadway with the triumphant production of Big River in 2003. (more...)

UPDATE: SPRING AWAKENING Revival Officially Headed to NYC; Casting Notice Posted!UPDATE: SPRING AWAKENING Revival Officially Headed to NYC; Casting Notice Posted!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Just last month, BroadwayWorld brought you news that Spring Awakening might be heading back to New York. And now an Equity casting notice has confirmed that Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's musical is officially headed to NYC, but no word yet on whether the show will end up on Broadway. (more...)

Relive the Song of Purple Summer: A Look Back at SPRING AWAKENING's Original Broadway RunRelive the Song of Purple Summer: A Look Back at SPRING AWAKENING's Original Broadway Run
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 1, 2015

The 'Song of Purple Summer' might be heard - and seen - once more on Broadway. (more...)

Taye Diggs, Spencer Liff & More to Work with LA Students Through Broadway Dreams FoundationTaye Diggs, Spencer Liff & More to Work with LA Students Through Broadway Dreams Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Los Angeles-area students will have the opportunity to work with an incredible roster of Broadway professionals, including star of stage and screen Taye Diggs ('Private Practice,' Rent, upcoming: Hedwig and the Angry Inch), choreographer Spencer Liff (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, 'So You Think You Can Dance'), Olivier Award-nominated director Stafford Arima (Allegiance, Carrie), Nick Adams (La Cage aux Folles), Kyle Brown (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), Broadway Dreams Education Director, Craig D'Amico (Annie Get Your Gun), Jenny Parsinen (Allegiance), Telsey + Company casting director Rachel Hoffman, Broadway musician, Craig Johnson (Something Rotten), Iggy Azalea's choreographer Victor M. Jackson, III, Nicole Parker ('MadTV,' Wicked), Broadway Dreams Alum Ari Groover (Holler If Ya Hear Me) and more through The Broadway Dreams Foundation. Additional faculty to be announced. (more...)

Deaf West Theatre's SPRING AWAKENING Extends at The WallisDeaf West Theatre's SPRING AWAKENING Extends at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts ('The Wallis'), Deaf West Theatre and Cody Lassen announce Deaf West Theatre's innovative new production of Spring Awakening has been extended for six additional performances through June 14.  This eight-time, Tony Award-winning Best Musical is performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken English by a cast of 27.  The production has been playing to sold out audiences and critical acclaim since its opening last week. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Daniel N. Durant, Krysta Rodriguez and More in Deaf West Theatre's SPRING AWAKENINGPhoto Flash: First Look at Daniel N. Durant, Krysta Rodriguez and More in Deaf West Theatre's SPRING AWAKENING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts ('The Wallis'), Deaf West Theatre and Cody Lassen present Deaf West Theatre's innovative new production of the eight-time, Tony Award-winning Best Musical Spring Awakening, opening May 28. This production is performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken English by a cast of 27 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 7, 2015 in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Krysta Rodriguez Talks Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING and 'Pushing Forward' Despite CancerKrysta Rodriguez Talks Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING and 'Pushing Forward' Despite Cancer
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2015

Broadway and television performer Krysta Rodriguez may have been diagnosed with breast cancer in September, but that has not stopped her career. In fact, it's quite the opposite. (more...)

Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING, with Krysta Rodriguez & More, Opens TonightDeaf West's SPRING AWAKENING, with Krysta Rodriguez & More, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts ('The Wallis'), Deaf West Theatre and Cody Lassen present Deaf West Theatre's innovative new production of the eight-time, Tony Award-winning Best Musical Spring Awakening, opening tonight, May 28. This production is performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken English by a cast of 27 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 7, 2015 in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Austin McKenzie, Krysta Rodriguez and More in Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING at The WallisPhoto Flash: First Look at Austin McKenzie, Krysta Rodriguez and More in Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts ('The Wallis'), Deaf West Theatre and Cody Lassen present Deaf West Theatre's innovative new production of the eight-time, Tony Award-winning Best Musical Spring Awakening, opening tomorrow, May 28. This production is performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken English by a cast of 27 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 7, 2015 in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Deaf West Theatre's SPRING AWAKENING Featuring Andy Mientus and Krysta RodriguezSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Deaf West Theatre's SPRING AWAKENING Featuring Andy Mientus and Krysta Rodriguez
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2015

A Deaf West Theatre production of 'Spring Awakening' runs May 21-June 7, 2015 featuring Andy Mientus and Krysta Rodriguez. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus & More Set for Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING; Michael Arden to Direct!Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus & More Set for Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING; Michael Arden to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts ('The Wallis'), Deaf West Theatre and Cody Lassen announce casting for Spring Awakening, the Tony Award-winning best musical that has a limited 22-performance engagement Thursday, May 21 to Sunday, June 7, 2015 (press opening May 28) in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. (more...)

LA Drama Critics Circle Announces Winners - Annette Bening, Cicely Tyson and More!LA Drama Critics Circle Announces Winners - Annette Bening, Cicely Tyson and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

On March 16, 2015, the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announced its winners and special awards for excellence in Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura County theater in the year 2014. Announcements were made at a ceremony held at the Beyond the Stars Palace in Glendale, hosted by Dixie Longate (Dixie's Tupperware Party) with musical direction by Corey B. Hirsch (LADCC award winner for A Man of No Importance in 2014). (more...)

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