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VIDEO: LIVE on Periscope! Tour SPRING AWAKENING Backstage with Alex Wyse


SPRING AWAKENING cast member Alex Wyse has an exciting surprise for fans this evening.

At 6:30pm today, Wyse is taking fans on a virtual backstage tour of Deaf West's revival, now at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. The event was originally scheduled for 5:30, but the time was changed at the last minute. Join the fun on "Spring Bway" on Periscope!

Deaf West Theatre's acclaimed production ofSteven Sater and Duncan Sheik's SPRING AWAKENING, directed by Michael Arden and choreographed by Spencer Liff, opens tonight, September 27, at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). SPRING AWAKENING's strictly limited 18-week-only engagement started previews on September 8.

SPRING AWAKENING, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2007, will be performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken and sung in English by a cast of 28. Deaf West Theatre was last represented on Broadway with the triumphant production of Big River in 2003.

BroadwayWorld has all the action shots you could want! Check out photos from the production here and rehearsal photos here. Take a look at a highlight reel here and rehearsal footage here. Click here for even more show photos and click here for more videos!

The complete cast of SPRING AWAKENING is Robert Ariza, Miles Barbee, Katie Boeck, Alex Boniello, Joshua Castille, Lizzy Cuesta, Daniel N. Durant, Treshelle Edmond, Sandra Mae Frank,Kathryn Gallagher, Sean Grandillo, Elizabeth Greene, Russell Harvard, Amelia Hensley, Van Hughes,Lauren Luiz, Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Camryn Manheim, Daniel Marmion, Academy and Golden Globe Award winner and Emmy Award nominee Marlee Matlin, Austin P. McKenzie, Andy Mientus,Patrick Page, Ren, Krysta Rodriguez, Daniel David Stewart, Ali Stroker, Alexandra Winter, and Alex Wyse.

Deaf West Theatre's innovative production of SPRING AWAKENING recently completed an extended, critically-acclaimed engagement at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles where the production was expanded from its original, sold-out run at the Rosenthal Theatre in downtown L.A.

SPRING AWAKENING, with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik, is directed by Michael Arden and choreographed by Spencer Liff. The creative team includes Dane Laffrey (scenic and costume design),Ben Stanton (lighting design), Gareth Owen (sound design), Lucy Mackinnon (projection design), and Carol F. Doran(hair and wig design). New York casting by Telsey + Company/Craig Burns, CSA. Original casting by Beth Lipari andBruce Newberg.

Based on Frank Wedekind's controversial 1891 expressionist play of the same name and featuring an electrifying pop/rock score, SPRING AWAKENING follows the lives of a group of adolescents as they navigate their journey from adolescence to adulthood in a fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll. An extraordinary creative team including Michael Arden and Spencer Liff has reinvented the groundbreaking musical about lost innocence and the struggles of youth in true Deaf West style.

SPRING AWAKENING is produced by Ken Davenport, Cody Lassen, Hunter Arnold and Deaf West Theatre (Artistic Director David J. Kurs), with Carl Daikeler, Sandi Moran, Chockstone Pictures, Caiola Productions, H. Richard Hopper, R&D Theatricals, Brian Cromwell Smith, Monica Horan Rosenthal, and Associate Producer Kayla Greenspan.

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