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Spring Awakening - 2015 - Broadway

Deaf West's production of SPRING AWAKENING floored the critics when it premiered in California, prompting the Los Angeles Times to write, "It's hard to enumerate all the ways in which Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING is so very, very good." Now this unapologetically brilliant new production is coming to New York.

When it debuted on Broadway, SPRING AWAKENING's raw and honest portrayal of youth in revolt shattered expectations of what a musical could do, earning it 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book (for writer, Steven Sater) and Best Score (for composer, Duncan Sheik). Deaf West's innovative new production takes this already revolutionary musical to electrifying new heights by choreographing sign language into the production, intensifying the rift between the lost and the longing teenagers and the adults who refuse to hear them. Directed by Michael Arden, Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING is full of knockout performances, explosive music and soul-stirring emotion.


Running Time: Two hours and 20 minutes, with 1 intermission

Brooks Atkinson Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
256 W. 47th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Spring Awakening

‘Spring Awakening’ Theater Review: Kids Just Want to Have Fun, the Adults Won’t Let Them - The Wrap
Arden is much better when he just mixes things up. Especially inventive are his use of posters, projection of words and silences. Sometimes he shows amazing restraint and creativity, as when Mientus seduces Castille atop an upright piano and Stewart's piano player swivels around on his chair in silent ecstasy. Much less wonderful is the over-the-top act one finale when Frank and McKenzie finally make it, surrounded by a hallelujah chorus complete with priests and incense. As for the adults, Russell Harvard, Camryn Manheim, and Patrick Page play a variety of adult villains. Only Marlee Matlin manages to give her roles a modicum of humanity.

Broadway Review: Deaf West’s ‘Spring Awakening’ - Variety
"Spring Awakening" puts such inclusivity to thematic use while keeping the show's rock-music energy high. For most of the show, the band remains integrated into the shadows of Dane Laffrey's industrial-looking set, whose steel walls and rolling stairs look more like a 20th-century power station than a German boys' school. But when necessary, the musicians aren't afraid to run out into the audience, who won't soon forget the sight of Matlin rocking an electric guitar in the boxed seats.



by Stage Tube - January 24, 2016
What do you do when your Broadway show gets snowed out? Perform on the street for your dedicated patrons, of course!
by Sally Henry Fuller - January 24, 2016
Deaf West Theatre's acclaimed Broadway production of SPRING AWAKENING closes today, Sunday, January 24 after 129 performances. The production will have life after Broadway, however, with a national tour scheduled to launch in 2017.
by BWW Staff - January 22, 2016
In this week's edition, we caught up with Daniel Reichard, who will bring his solo show, Daniel Reichard Celebrates Rodgers and Hammerstein, to 54 Below on February 5 (9:30PM). For tickets, visit:
by Caryn Robbins - January 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
by Michael Dale - January 12, 2016
When Interview Magazine published pics of Jenner as a wheelchair-using dominatrix, Stroker spoke out for change.
by Stage Tube - January 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!
by Michael Dale - January 11, 2016
The Obie and Emmy winner made her Broadway debut in Deaf West's revival.
by Michael Dale - January 11, 2016
The Sixth Annual Clive Barnes Awards for Theatre and Dance will be held this afternoon, January 11, at 3 p.m. at The Walter Reade Theatre, Lincoln Center. One recipient from each category will be chosen and the winners announced today. All finalists will receive a cash prize, with the winners in each category receiving an award of $5,000.
by BWW Staff - January 8, 2016
In this week's edition, we caught up with Sean Grandillo, who stars as 'Voice of Otto/Bass' in Spring Awakening, playing through January 24 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
by BWW Staff - January 1, 2016
Welcome to THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with your favorite Broadway stars. Want to know what hooked them to a career in the theater? Their dream roles? Their Broadway crushes? Read on! In this week's edition, we caught up with Russell Harvard, who stars as 'the Adult Men' in Spring Awakening, currently playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
by Robert Diamond - December 28, 2015
The current revival of SPRING AWAKENING by Deaf West Theatre has made its one year journey from a small theatre, to the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts, and is now on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. The year long experience has united the cast and their deep chemistry is apparent- both on and off the stage. Just one aspect that makes the show so magical is the coming together of the Deaf and hearing theatrical communities, and their endless creativity can be seen in everything they do. One recent example is the hilarious video An Autocorrect Nightmare directed, written, and produced by cast member, Alex Wyse.
by BWW Staff - December 25, 2015
Welcome to THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with your favorite Broadway stars. Want to know what hooked them to a career in the theater? Their dream roles? Their Broadway crushes? Read on! In this week's edition, we caught up with Amelia Hensley, who stars as 'Thea' in Spring Awakening, currently playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
by Caryn Robbins - December 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.
by Stage Tube - December 21, 2015
This history-making Broadway revival of SPRING AWAKENING, performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken English by a cast of 28, is breaking boundaries yet again. But this time, their new cast members could have stumbled straight out of THE WALKING DEAD. Below, watch a new spoof (written and directed by Alex Wyse) about how a fatal autocorrect error led to 'Dead' West's undead SPRING AWAKENING!
by Maeve Riley - December 21, 2015
As Christmas approaches and you find yourself busy hustling and bustling with holiday cheer, take some time out of your day to check out some awesome clips on our BWW Vine Channel! We here at BWW love to hear what the fans have to say, and we think we've conjured up quite the incredible Christmas surprise. Throughout this week (December 22-27), we will have some of your favorite boys from the Broadway cast of SPRING AWAKENING doing a Vine takeover! Be sure to download Vine, follow BroadwayWorld, and see DANIEL N DURANT (Moritz), SEAN GRANDILLO (Voice of Otto/Bass), and DANIEL DAVID STEWART (Voice of Ernst/Piano) giving us backstage looks, sign language tutorials, and sharing any and all things SPRING AWAKENING with our viewers!
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2015
BroadwayWorld has learned that due to prior commitments, Marlee Matlin and Camryn Manheim will play their final performances in Deaf West Theatre's Broadway production of SPRING AWAKENING on January 10, 2016. Their roles will be filled by Alexandria Wailes and Elizabeth Greene, respectively, and the show will close on January 24 as scheduled.
by BWW News Desk - December 9, 2015
BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Deaf West Theatre's acclaimed Broadway production of Spring Awakening has just announced plans for a national tour to begin in 2017.
by BWW News Desk - December 8, 2015
Deaf West Theatre's acclaimed, groundbreaking Broadway production of Spring Awakening will be captured for posterity by New York Public Library's Theatre on Film and Tape archive at Lincoln Center tonight, December 8 at 7 PM.