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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...)

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...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of Hangar Theatre's SPRING AWAKENING!STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of Hangar Theatre's SPRING AWAKENING!
by Stage Tube - Jul 6, 2015

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SPRING AWAKENING Begins Tomorrow at the Hangar TheatreSPRING AWAKENING Begins Tomorrow at the Hangar Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Continuing its Mainstage Season, the Hangar Theatre's artistic director Jen Waldman will direct the musical Spring Awakening by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, June 25 until July 11, 2015. This rock musical, based on the play by Frank Wedekin features a young cast of performers who's vibrant and electrifying performances light up the stage. Join the cast, crew, and Hangar staff on opening night, Friday, June 26 at 8pm at the Hangar Theatre, located at 801 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850 near Cass Park. Spring Awakening is recommended for mature audiences. (more...)

Goodspeed's New Musical THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY Begins TonightGoodspeed's New Musical THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, original new works with the engaging musical The Theory of Relativity. Populating the world of The Theory of Relativity is a fresh-faced cast of talented and passionate actors who will bring an inspiring level of truth and energy to the musical. This dynamic musical from the writers of The Story of My Life will run from tonight, May 7, through May 31 at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. (more...)

Goodspeed's New Musical THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY Begins TomorrowGoodspeed's New Musical THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, original new works with the engaging musical The Theory of Relativity. Populating the world of The Theory of Relativity is a fresh-faced cast of talented and passionate actors who will bring an inspiring level of truth and energy to the musical. This dynamic musical from the writers of The Story of My Life will run from tomorrow, May 7, through May 31 at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. (more...)

Jennifer Apple, Robert Ariza, Jane Bruce, Victoria Cook and More to Star in Goodspeed's THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY This MayJennifer Apple, Robert Ariza, Jane Bruce, Victoria Cook and More to Star in Goodspeed's THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, original new works with the engaging musical The Theory of Relativity. Populating the world of The Theory of Relativity is a fresh-faced cast of talented and passionate actors who will bring an inspiring level of truth and energy to the musical. This dynamic musical from the writers of The Story of My Life will run from May 7 through 31 at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. Supporting sponsors will be Sheridan College and April 30th Entertainment. (more...)

New Musical SEA LEGS to Begin 9/20 at the American Theatre of ActorsNew Musical SEA LEGS to Begin 9/20 at the American Theatre of Actors
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Producers Lindsay Alexis, Alexa Bergman, and Jason Kovacs have announced that Sea Legs: A Nautical New Musical, with book and lyrics by Tyler Dean and music by Michael Tooman, will begin performances September 20 in the Chernuchin Theatre at the American Theatre of Actors. (more...)

Music Theatre Wichita's 2015 Season to Feature BIG FISH, AIDA and MoreMusic Theatre Wichita's 2015 Season to Feature BIG FISH, AIDA and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Music Theatre Wichita's 43 summer season finishes this weekend with the closing of "42nd Street," but plans are already underway for next summer, as the 2015 titles have just been announced. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Music Theatre Wichita's 42ND STREETPhoto Flash: First Look at Music Theatre Wichita's 42ND STREET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Music Theatre Wichita's 43 summer season comes to a conclusion with "42nd Street," directed and choreographed by original cast member Jon Engstrom, and featuring Damon Kirsche as Julian Marsh, Tracy Lore as Dorothy Brock, Tessa Grady as Peggy Sawyer, and Shonn Wiley as Billy Lawlor. Patty Reeder appears as Maggie Jones, partnered by Robert Ariza as Bert Barry, with Timothy W. Robu as Abner Dillon and Ryan Vasquez as Pat Denning. Tapping their way into several major numbers are Amy Baker Schwiethale as "Anytime" Annie, Jacob Chancellor as dance director Andy Lee, Katie Wesler as Phyllis, Becca Petersen as Lorraine, and Emily Pirtleas Diane. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway's Beth Leavel, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Keala Settle & More Toast Elaine Stritch!STAGE TUBE: Broadway's Beth Leavel, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Keala Settle & More Toast Elaine Stritch!
by Stage Tube - Jul 29, 2014

Fans and performers from around the world have gathered to honor the memory of Elaine Stritch. In a new video created and edited by Steven Carl McCasland, Artistic Director of Beautiful Soup Theater, over 25 participants have gathered to celebrate her most famous song, 'The Ladies Who Lunch'. Click below to check out appearances from Beth Leavel, Donna Lynne Champlin, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Elizabeth Stanley, Clyde Alves, Anne L. Nathan, Keala Settle, Nancy Shayne, and Lisa Brescia. (more...)

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