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VIDEO: SPRING AWAKENING's Ali Stroker Reacts To Kylie Jenner's Wheelchair Pics

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Kylie Jenner's photo spread for the December/January issue of Interview Magazine is causing controversy for a pair of pics where she's posed as a wheelchair-using dominatrix. (click here)

"I felt really mixed about it," says SPRING AWAKENING's Ali Stroker in a video interview for TMZ.

Stroker, who is Broadway's first wheelchair-using performer, explains, "Somebody posing in a wheelchair rubs our community the wrong way, but it also really excites me because I feel there's conversation now." Scroll down to watch the full interview.

Deaf West Theatre's acclaimed production of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's SPRING AWAKENING, directed byMichael Arden and choreographed by Spencer Liff, opened on Sunday night, September 27, at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

SPRING AWAKENING, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2007, runs through January 24 and is 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.

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.


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