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Spring Awakening Cast Album Set for Dec. 5 Release

The cast album of Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's critically acclaimed musical Spring Awakening will be released by Decca in December.

Amazon lists December 5th as the release date for the album.  The track listing follows:

1. Mamma Who Bore Me
2. Mamma Who Bore Me (Reprise)
3. All That's Known
4. The B*tch of Living
5. My Junk
6. Touch Me
7. The Word of Your Body
8. The Dark I Know Well
9. And Then There Were None
10. The Mirror-Blue Night
11. I Believe
12. Don't Do Sadness
13. Blue Wind
14. The Guilty Ones
15. Left Behind
16. Totally F*cked
17. The Word of Your Body (Reprise)
18. Whispering
19. Those You've Known
20. The Song of Purple Summer

Spring Awakening, which was previously a hit at the Atlantic Theater Company, will begin previews on Broadway on Thursday, November 16th at 8pm at the Eugene O'Neill Theater (230 West 49th St.) has set its opening night for Sunday, December 10th at 6:30pm. 

Returning in the roles they created Off-Broadway is the entire youth ensemble: Skylar Astin (Georg), Lilli Cooper (Martha), John Gallagher Jr. (Moritz), Gideon Glick (Ernst), Jonathan Groff (Melchior), Brian Johnson (Otto), Lea Michele (Wendla), Lauren Pritchard (Ilse), Phoebe Strole (Anna), Jonathan B. Wright (Hanschen), and Remy Zaken (Thea). 

Tony Award-winner Stephen Spinella and Obie Award-winner Christine Estabrook will take on the show's adult roles.

Michael Mayer (three-time Drama Desk Award-winner for A View from the Bridge, Side Man, and Thoroughly Modern Millie) again directs. The creative team remains intact: choreographer Bill T. Jones, costume designer Susan Hilferty, set designer Christine Jones, and lighting designer Kevin Adams.

Spring Awakening (the first musical to be presented by Atlantic) features music by Sheik ("Barely Breathing"), and book and lyrics by Sater (Carbondale Dreams).

"Based on Frank Wedekind's 1891 masterpiece "The Awakening of Spring," Spring Awakening is the contemporary musical adaptation of one of literature's most controversial plays," according to press notes. The show "boldly depicts a dozen young people and how they make their way through the thrilling, complicated, confusing and mysterious time of their sexual awakening. Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's score feature songs that illuminate the urgency of adolescent self-discovery, the burning intensity of teen friendships and the innate suspicion of the uncomprehending adult world."

The story centers around a brilliant young student named Melchior, his troubled friend Moritz and Wendla, a beautiful young girl on the verge of womanhood.

The producing team for Spring Awakening is Ira Pittleman, Tom Hulce, Jeffrey Richards & Jerry Frankel.

The performance schedule is as follows: Monday and Wednesday through Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2 and 8pm, and Sunday at 3 and 7:30pm.  During Thanksgiving week, there will be a special performance on Tuesday, November 21 at 8PM (no Wed. Performance). Tickets will be available through Telecharge (212.239.6200) and there will be a day-of-performance student rush tickets. 

Visit www.amazon.com to pre-order the album.



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