'SPRING AWAKENING' Visits Good Morning America 12/30
Cast members from the Tony © Award- winning Best Musical Spring Awakening, including Hunter Parrish, Alexandra Socha, Gerard Canonico, Matt Doyle, Emily Kinney, Zach Reiner-Harris, Morgan Karr, Frances Mercanti-Anthony and others will appear on ABC-TV's GOOD MORNING AMERICA on Tuesday, December 30th, as part of the "Warm Coats, Warm Hearts Coat Drive," from their Times Square Studios. The 2nd Annual "Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Drive," sponsored by Burlington Coat Factory, to benefit the nonprofit organization, One Warm Coat, kicked off its 2nd annual drive last month on the popular morning show. Each of the cast members will bring one or more coats and make a donation. (GMA airs 7am-9am weekdays on ABC-TV).
Having just celebrated its second Anniversary on Broadway, this fall also marked the launch of the First National Touring Company of Spring Awakening, which premiered at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco, and kicks-off an engagement in Tampa on that same day, December 30. The tour's upcoming schedule also includes Des Moines, St. Louis, Cleveland, Toronto, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC among many other stops and is currently booked through the end of 2009. International productions are set in 2009 for London, Vienna, Toronto, Helsinki, and Seoul.
When Spring Awakening closes on January 18, it will have played 859 performances and 29 previews. Its eight 2007 Tony© Awards, including Best Musical, made Spring Awakening one of the biggest Tony winners in the past decade. In addition to the Tony Award wins, Spring Awakening won four Drama Desk Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, and the NY Drama Critics Award for Best Musical, the Drama League award for Distinguished Production of a Musical, and the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, among other notable citations.
Spring Awakening's current performance schedule is as follows: Tuesday & Sunday at 7 pm, Wednesday-Saturday at 8 pm, Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. For information and tickets, call Telecharge.com at 212 239-6200. The musical is playing at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, 230 West 49th Street.
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