2nd SPRING AWAKENING Tour to Launch this Fall
Spring Awakening Producers Tom Hulce and Ira Pittleman have announced that a 2nd national tour produced by NETworks Presentations will launch in October with spots scheduled across the country. This second tour will feature the same design, direction and staging as the first tour, which closed this spring, but will be presented by an entirely new cast. This second tour will launch at Western Hall in Macomb, IL on October 15, 2010.
Spring Awakening swept the 2007 Tony Awards® winning eight out of its eleven nominations, including Best Musical, Best Director (Michael Mayer), Best Book (Steven Sater), Best Choreography (Bill T. Jones), Best Orchestrations (Duncan Sheik), Best Lighting Design (Kevin Adams), Best Featured Actor (John Gallagher Jr.).
Based on the infamous 1891 Frank Wedekind play, Spring Awakening features a score by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, direction by Michael Mayer, choreography by award-winning Bill T. Jones and Book by Mr. Sater. Set against the backdrop of a repressive and provincial late 19th century Germany, Spring Awakening tells the timeless story of teenage self-discovery and budding sexuality as seen through the eyes of three teenagers. Haunting and provocative, Spring Awakening celebrates an unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood.
Spring Awakening opened on Broadway on December 10, 2006 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, following its world premiere at the Atlantic Theatre Co. The original cast recording of Spring Awakening won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. Spring Awakening is produced by Ira Pittelman, Tom Hulce, Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and the Atlantic Theatre Co.
Spring Awakening contains mature themes, sexual situations and strong language; parental discretion is advised.