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Awake and Sing! Revival 2015

Run Time:
Two hours and 30 min, w/ 5 & 10 min intermissions
Opened: July 6, 2015
Closing: August 08, 2015

Awake and Sing! - 2015 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street (between Astor Place & 4th St) New York, NY 10003

Considered Clifford Odets's finest play, AWAKE AND SING! premiered on Broadway in 1935, performed by the Group Theater. It is the story of the Bergers, a lower middle class, three-generation Jewish family living in a Bronx apartment during the Depression. Odets described it as "a struggle for life amid petty conditions," capturing a frenetic, pressured existence in this crowded dwelling with robust authenticity. The play recalls that this country was founded as the land of opportunity for immigrants who came with an enduring belief in the American dream. Odets's characters are all the parents, grandparents, and children who sought refuge and forged new lives. Families like these from around the world continue to make their way here every day, making Awake & Sing! as timely today as it was when it was first written.

The National Asian American Theatre Company will kick off its 25th Season in residency at The Public with this classic Odets drama. Stephen Brown-Fried directs an all-Asian American cast that includes Mia Katigbak recreating her OBIE Award-winning role as matriarch Bessie along with Sanjit De Silva, Mel Duane Gionson, Teresa Avia Lim, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider, David Shih, Alok Tewari, and Henry Yuk.


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Awake and Sing! History

Other Productions of Awake and Sing!

1935   Broadway
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1935   Broadway
Broadway
1938   Broadway
Broadway
1939   Broadway
Broadway
1970   Off-Broadway
Off-Broadway
1979   Off-Broadway
Off-Broadway
1984   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
1993   Off-Broadway
Off-Broadway
1995   Off-Broadway
Off-Broadway
2006   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
2015   Off-Broadway Public Theatre Off-Broadway Production
Off-Broadway
2017   Off-Broadway New Yiddish Rep Revival
Off-Broadway

Awake and Sing! - 2015 Off-Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2016 Drama League Awards Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play Clifford Odets

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