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Photo Flash: SPRING AWAKENING Hits The San Jose Stage


Broadway's most talked about new musical and the biggest Tony Award®-winner in years is coming to San Jose. SPRING AWAKENING, the 8-time Tony Award® winning Broadway musical, will be presented by Broadway San Jose, the Bay Area's newest showcase for Broadway shows October 28 - November 1 at the San Jose Center for Performing Arts. Tickets ($20 - $75) go on sale September 24, 2009. The public may purchase tickets either online at or by calling (408) 792-4111. NOTE: SPRING AWAKENING is a powerful coming of age story with mature themes: sexual situations, partial nudity, and strong language.

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

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®, SPRING AWAKENING has emerged as the most talked about new musical on Broadway.

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.

Set design is by Christine Jones, costume design is 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.

Photo credits: Paul Kolnik and Joan Marcus

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