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Frank Wedekind News

BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING  at Garden Theater Photo BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Garden Theater
by Paul Batterson - May 19, 2022

It has been over 130 years since German playwright Frank Wedekind first published SPRING AWAKENING. In 2006, the play was reinvented when Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater turned it into a musical.

Student Blog: “Song of Purple Summer”: Finding a New Start Photo Student Blog: “Song of Purple Summer”: Finding a New Start
by Student Blogger: Max Martinez - May 18, 2022

“The Song of Purple Summer”, the last song of the show, always felt more like a coda than a conclusion to me. But what does it mean? Is it a flower that only blooms in summer? Or what if spring represents the green and innocent childhood, and the purple summer is an analogy for adulthood?

SPRING AWAKENING And More as The Company Theatre Announces Inaugural Season Photo SPRING AWAKENING And More as The Company Theatre Announces Inaugural Season
by A.A. Cristi - May 2, 2022

The Company Theatre, Rochester's newest performing arts collaborative, announces their inaugural 2022-2023 season.

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of SPRING AWAKENING at Porchlight Music Theatre Photo Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of SPRING AWAKENING at Porchlight Music Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

This spring Porchlight Music Theatre is presenting the winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts.

BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Porchlight Music Theatre Photo BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Porchlight Music Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - Apr 29, 2022

Porchlight’s SPRING AWAKENING brings out moments of the raw emotion and many of the angsty vibes in the musical with Hlava’s Wendla and Kelch’s Mortiz as powerful anchors in this ensemble of angsty teens (though, aside from Hlava, all the actors are past their teen days). While the production doesn’t solve the musical’s challenges of underbaked characters and heavy-handedness when it comes to the issues presented, Didier’s direction and choreography bring us some nice tableaus, along with Justin Akira Kono’s music direction that highlights the ensemble in key vocal moments.

Photos: First Look at SPRING AWAKENING, Now Extended at Porchlight Music Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at SPRING AWAKENING, Now Extended at Porchlight Music Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2022

This spring Porchlight Music Theatre is presenting the winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N Dearborn St., now playing through June 2.

BWW Review: THE TIGER LILLIES: ONE PENNY OPERA, Soho Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE TIGER LILLIES: ONE PENNY OPERA, Soho Theatre
by Franco Milazzo - Apr 13, 2022

The Tiger Lillies return to the Soho Theatre with a vicious and viscous re-imagining of the classic Brecht and Weill opera, thick with murderers, thieves and all manner of villainy.

Photos: First Day of Rehearsals for THE LUCKY STAR at 59E59 Theaters Photo Photos: First Day of Rehearsals for THE LUCKY STAR at 59E59 Theaters
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 7, 2022

Producer Douglas Denoff and 59E59 Theaters have announced the full cast and creative team of The Directors Company's production of The Lucky Star by Karen Hartman, part of the inaugural VOLT Festival at 59E59. Directed by Noah Himmelstein (Rooted), The Lucky Star begins previews on April 26, 2022, in Theater A and opens May 5 for a run through June 12, 2022.

BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Teatro L'Affratellamento (Firenze) Photo BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Teatro L'Affratellamento (Firenze)
by Fabrizio Magnani - Apr 1, 2022

Diretto. Concreto. Immediato. Queste sono le tre caratteristiche 'Spring awakening', il pluripremiato rock musical, tornato in Italia con un nuovo allestimento realizzato da Denny Lanza.

Porchlight Announces Cast and Creative Team For SPRING AWAKENING Photo Porchlight Announces Cast and Creative Team For SPRING AWAKENING
by Stephi Wild - Mar 23, 2022

This spring, Porchlight Music Theatre presents the winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N Dearborn St., April 23 - May 29, music by Duncan Sheik, book and lyrics by Steven Sater and based on the 1891 German play Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind.

Frank Wedekind Videos

VIDEO: First Look at SPRING AWAKENING at TUTS VideoVIDEO: First Look at SPRING AWAKENING at TUTS
by Stage Tube - Oct 9, 2019

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) presents Spring Awakening!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At blueREP's SPRING AWAKENING VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At blueREP's SPRING AWAKENING
by Stage Tube - Apr 5, 2019

Ateneo Blue Repertory (blueREP), the premier musical theater organization at Ateneo de Manila University, closes its 27th season with the Tony Award-winning musical 'Spring Awakening,' based on the play of the same name by Frank Wedekind, with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik. The show runs until Sunday, April 14, 2019, at the Hyundai Hall Stage, Arete, Ateneo de Manila University (Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City).

VIDEO: On This Day, September 27- Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING Opens on Broadway! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, September 27- Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING Opens on Broadway!
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 27, 2018

Today we celebrate the breathtaking Deaf West revival of Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's adolescent rock musical, Spring Awakening, which opened on Broadway on this day in 2015.

BWW Interview: Days After NBC Cancels Rise, NRACT's Artistic Director Opens Up About  VideoBWW Interview: Days After NBC Cancels Rise, NRACT's Artistic Director Opens Up About SPRING AWAKENING
by Lauren Van Hemert - May 18, 2018

North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre (NRACT) is closing out their 2017-2018 season with the Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening. NRACT Artistic Director Tim Locklear says although the show is controversial and for mature audiences only, due to the subject matter and brief nudity, Spring Awakening is as relevant as ever. Spring Awakening was also the subject of this season's NBC series Rise. 'For people who watched the TV show and didn't know about the musical, it breathes new life into the show,' says Locklear. 'But Spring Awakening is one of those shows that has a following, along with shows like Rent and Hair.' Read more about what Locklear has to say about Spring Awakening and hear what the cast has to say about NRACT's upcoming production.

VIDEO: On This Day, September 27- Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING Opens on Broadway! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, September 27- Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING Opens on Broadway!
by Stage Tube - Sep 27, 2017

Today we celebrate the breathtaking Deaf West revival of Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's adolescent rock musical, Spring Awakening, which opened on Broadway on this day in 2015.

STAGE TUBE: More Videos! SPRING AWAKENING Cast Holds Impromptu Street Performance
by Stage Tube - Jan 24, 2016

What do you do when your Broadway show gets snowed out? Perform on the street for your dedicated patrons, of course!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from SPRING AWAKENING at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jan 18, 2016

For three weeks only, The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, Chicagoland's longest-running professional musical theater, will present the ground-breaking musical SPRING AWAKENING. This special pre-season limited event, directed and choreographed by Marriott Theatre's Artistic Director Aaron Thielen, runs now through January 31st. Click below to watch highlights from the show!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - SPRING AWAKENING's Sean Grandillo Guests on Next 'Law & Order: SVU'
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 15, 2016

Below, watch a preview on next week's episode of LAW & ORDER: SVU, featuring SPRING AWAKENING's Sean Grandillo. The episode airs Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 9pm ET/PT on NBC

STAGE TUBE: SPRING AWAKENING Cast Sings Impromptu Rendition of HAMILTON's 'Satisfied' Backstage
by Stage Tube - Jan 11, 2016

Yesterday, the cast of Broadway's SPRING AWAKENING had fun some backstage performing 'Satisfied' from Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON. Featured in the impromptu video below are stars Robert Ariza, Lauren Luiz, Alex Boniello and Van Hughes. Check it out, plus the caption that accompanied the Tweet, below!

VIDEO: GMA Goes Behind-the-Scenes of Broadway's SPRING AWAKENING
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 23, 2015

This morning's GOOD MORNING AMERICA went behind-the-scenes of Broadway's SPRING AWAKENING with the help of the show's stars Marlee Matlin, Camryn Manheim and director Michael Arden.


Frank Wedekind Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Frank Wedekind written?
Frank Wedekind has written 1 shows including Spring Awakening (Source Material).