'Spring Awakening' Tony Winning Best Musical Opens Tonight!

SPRING AWAKENING

Winner of 8 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL

coming to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

of Miami-Dade County 

(photo by Paul Kolnik)

"An unexpected jolt of sudden genius!"

Clive Barnes, New York Post 

May 11-16, 2010

Tickets $25 to $73

Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House

Broadway's most talked about new musical and the biggest Tony Award®-winner in years is coming to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County.  Spring Awakening, the 8-time Tony Award® winning Broadway musical, will open on May 11, 2010 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and play for eight performances through May 16thSpring Awakening is presented by the Adrienne Arsht Center and Broadway Across America-Miami.  

Tickets range from $25 to $73 and may be purchased at the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org.  Group sales are available for groups of 15 or more, and reservations may be made by calling the Group Sales hotline at: (786) 468-2326. 

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), and Best Featured Actor (John Gallagher Jr.). 

This musical was hailed as the "Best Musical of the Year" by the NY Drama Critics Circle, the Drama Desk, the Outer Critics Circle and the Tony Awards®. 

"Broadway may never be the same. This brave new musical, haunting and electrifying by turns, restores the mystery and the thrill to that shattering transformation that stirs in all of our souls." Charles Isherwood, The New York Times 

Based on the infamous 1891 Frank Wedekind play, Spring Awakening features an electrifying score by Duncan Sheik, book and lyrics Steven Sater, direction by Michael Mayer and choreography by the award-winning Bill T. Jones. 

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 with a power, a poignancy and a passion you will never forget. 

"A miracle that must be seen to be believed ... The best new musical in a generation."

John Heilpern, The New York Observer 

The production set design is by Christine Jones, costume design by Tony Award-winner Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Tony Award-winner Kevin Adams and sound design by Brian Ronan. 

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. 

"The most explosive new musical since RENT!" Michael Sommers, The Star-Ledger 

Spring Awakening contains mature themes, sexual situations and strong language.

www.springawakening.com

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