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Line-Up Announced for Second Annual Poppy Seed Theatre FestivalLine-Up Announced for Second Annual Poppy Seed Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

Riding the successful wave of last year's festivities, the second Poppy Seed Theatre Festival continues to provide a unique proposition to theatre makers by embracing the development of some of the best Melbourne-based independent artists to present the premiere of four ambitious new works over five weeks from 8 November – 11 December 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway's Kevin Covert Directs SPRING AWAKENING at Shenandoah ConservatoryBWW Interview: Broadway's Kevin Covert Directs SPRING AWAKENING at Shenandoah Conservatory
by Christopher Castanho - Sep 16, 2016

Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia will be mounting the award-winning rock musical: SPRING AWAKENING this September, directed by Broadway veteran and new musical theatre program coordinator Kevin Covert. I was lucky enough to sit down with Kevin, hear about his experience at Shenandoah so far and learn about his process working on the rock musical with current theatre students. (more...)

Oil is the New Hot, Bubbling Topic in UK & Scottish Theatre! 'Crude'  at Shed 36Oil is the New Hot, Bubbling Topic in UK & Scottish Theatre! 'Crude' at Shed 36
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Oil is the new hot topic in UK & Scottish Theatre! Grid Iron Announce 'Crude' by Ben Harrison at Shed 36, Port of Dundee, 11-23rd October (more...)

Top 10 Plays Set In SchoolTop 10 Plays Set In School
by Marianka Swain - Sep 7, 2016

Education, education, education - it's an inescapable topic in theatre. Recent years have seen Future Conditional (kicking off Matthew Warchus's Old Vic tenure), Matilda the Musical, The Brink, Kin, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, and, of course, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. To celebrate back to school week, here are 10 of the best plays set in school. Get studying! To celebrate back to school week, here are 10 of the best plays set in school. Get studying! (more...)

BWW Review: Effortful SPRING AWAKENING at 12th Ave Arts Suffers From Technical DifficultiesBWW Review: Effortful SPRING AWAKENING at 12th Ave Arts Suffers From Technical Difficulties
by Amelia Reynolds - Jul 27, 2016

'Spring Awakening' is a tough musical to take on: all of the performers need to be exceptional singers and dancers, while also finding that sweet spot of giving their character emotional honesty in its darkly funny narrative. On top of it all, most of the actors have to be (or at least pass as) middle schoolers. Any misssteps-especially when adapted for a small stage-are painfully apparent, even when the production has a lot to offer. Basement Theatrics' production of 'Spring Awakening' suffers from these very misfortunes, and despite the show having a number of impressive vocal performances and cool, abstract choreographic choices, the technical and pacing issues made the show feel a hair out of its league. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2016, ROBYN ARCHER - DANCING ON THE VOLCANO Goes To The Heart Of CabaretBWW Review: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2016, ROBYN ARCHER - DANCING ON THE VOLCANO Goes To The Heart Of Cabaret
by Barry Lenny - Jun 12, 2016

Once again, Archer played to a full house of very enthusiastic and appreciative cabaret lovers. (more...)

Deaf West Theatre Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for SPRING AWAKENING Tony Awards Performance!Deaf West Theatre Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for SPRING AWAKENING Tony Awards Performance!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Deaf West Theatre, whose acclaimed production of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's Spring Awakening was nominated for three 2016 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, has announced a crowd funding campaign to support the cost of rehearsing and performing on the 2016 Tony Awards, which are broadcast live on CBS on Sunday, June 12 from 8:00-11:00pm EST. (more...)

MARX IN SOHO, SPRING AWAKENING and More Set for Spotlighters Theatre's 55th SeasonMARX IN SOHO, SPRING AWAKENING and More Set for Spotlighters Theatre's 55th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

This season holds a wealth of 'theatre magic' for you! A little frightening, and a lot of fun! Spotlighters tackles a variety of genres, and takes our audiences on some dark travels into the world of politics, feuding families and neighbors, gossipy friends, crime, murder and Dungeon & Dragons. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Runway Theatre's SPRING AWAKENINGPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Runway Theatre's SPRING AWAKENING
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

SPRING AWAKENING, with Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater & Music by Duncan Sheik, based on the play by Frank Wedekind, runs May 20 - June 12, 2016 at Runway Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

BWW Review:  Teenage Thirst for Knowledge About Sex, Love And Relationships Plays Out In SPRING AWAKENINGBWW Review: Teenage Thirst for Knowledge About Sex, Love And Relationships Plays Out In SPRING AWAKENING
by Jade Kops - May 6, 2016

SPRING AWAKENING proves that the issues of sexuality, relationships and the need for knowledge that challenged teenagers in the 19th Century are still as relevant in the 21st Century. (more...)

DayStar Productions to Bring SPRING AWAKENING to the Dr. Phillips CenterDayStar Productions to Bring SPRING AWAKENING to the Dr. Phillips Center
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

?DayStar Studio Productions has announced that the groundbreaking rock musical SPRING AWAKENING will play at the Alexis and Jim Pugh Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts June 19 through 26. (more...)


by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - May 3, 2016

El 14 de noviembre se estrenara la produccion catalana de SPRING AWAKENING de Steven Sater y Duncan Sheik en el Teatre Gaudi, bajo la direccion de Marc Vilavella. (more...)

Bid To Meet AMERICAN PSYCHO's Duncan Sheik, Support NY Sun WorksBid To Meet AMERICAN PSYCHO's Duncan Sheik, Support NY Sun Works
by Michael Dale - Apr 26, 2016

The winning bidder receives two house seats for AMERICAN PSYCHO, and meets the composer/lyricist and cast members after the performance. (more...)

'ARTURO UI', 'MR. BURNS', SPRING AWAKENING Set for Wilbury Group's 2016-17 Season'ARTURO UI', 'MR. BURNS', SPRING AWAKENING Set for Wilbury Group's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

The Wilbury Theatre Group's Founding Artistic Director Josh Short has announced the Group's 2016/17 season. (more...)

Boston Conservatory to Stage Reimagined SPRING AWAKENING, 3/3-6Boston Conservatory to Stage Reimagined SPRING AWAKENING, 3/3-6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

The Boston Conservatory presents a new production of Spring Awakening, the landmark Tony Award-winning musical that fuses alternative rock and folk music with teenage sexual angst in the repressive German countryside of the late-19th century. The performance runs March 3-6 at The Boston Conservatory Theater. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: More Videos! SPRING AWAKENING Cast Holds Impromptu Street PerformanceSTAGE TUBE: More Videos! SPRING AWAKENING Cast Holds Impromptu Street Performance
by Stage Tube - Jan 24, 2016

What do you do when your Broadway show gets snowed out? Perform on the street for your dedicated patrons, of course! (more...)

Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING Concludes Broadway Run Today; Tour to Launch in 2017Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING Concludes Broadway Run Today; Tour to Launch in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2016

Deaf West Theatre's acclaimed Broadway production of SPRING AWAKENING closes today, Sunday, January 24 after 129 performances. The production will have life after Broadway, however, with a national tour scheduled to launch in 2017. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

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STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from SPRING AWAKENING at The Marriott TheatreSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from SPRING AWAKENING at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jan 18, 2016

For three weeks only, The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, Chicagoland's longest-running professional musical theater, will present the ground-breaking musical SPRING AWAKENING. This special pre-season limited event, directed and choreographed by Marriott Theatre's Artistic Director Aaron Thielen, runs now through January 31st. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SPRING AWAKENING at The Marriott TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at SPRING AWAKENING at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

For three weeks only, The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, Chicagoland's longest-running professional musical theater, will present the ground-breaking musical SPRING AWAKENING. This special pre-season limited event, directed and choreographed by Marriott Theatre's Artistic Director Aaron Thielen, runs now through January 31st. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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