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Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater

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Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening




This 2007 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical is based on the highly controversial and oft-censored 1891 play by German playwright Frank Wedekind.


Story:

In late 19th-century Germany, teenagers struggle to cope with the sexual mysteries of puberty. Moritz has been having dreams that he can’t explain - dreams that make him feel insane. When Melchior attempts to explain their sexual nature to him, they only get worse. Wendla attempts in vain to learn more about her body and her transformation to womanhood, but is instead forced to learn from experience. Melchior, the most handsome and intelligent boy in school, struggles to handle his changing emotions and give his friends the aid they need. Faced with sexual repression and an often-unjust class of adults, these teenagers attempt to walk the difficult road to emotional and physical maturity the best they can.


Parental Advisory: Contains Explicit Content


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Composer

Composer
Duncan Sheik

Lyricist

Lyricist and Librettist
Steven Sater



  • Premiere

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Eugene O'Neill Theatre
Opening Night
Dec 10, 2006
Total Performances
859
Original Cast
Skylar Astin, Gerard Canonico, Lilli Cooper, Jennifer Damiano, Christine Estabrook, John Gallagher Jr., Gideon Glick, Jonathan Groff, Robert Hager, Brian Charles Johnson, Lea Michele, Lauren Pritchard, Krysta Rodriguez, Stephen Spinella, Phoebe Strole, Jonathan B. Wright, Remy Zaken
Director
Michael Mayer
Choreographer
Bill T. Jones
Producer
Ira Pittelman, Tom Hulce, Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Atlantic Theater Company, Jeffrey Sine, Freddy DeMann, Max Cooper, Mort Swinsky, Cindy Gutterman, Jay Gutterman, Joe McGinnis, Judith Ann Abrams, ZenDog Productions, CarJac Productions, Aron Bergson Productions, Jennifer Manocherian, Ted Snowdon, Harold Thau, Terry E. Schnuck, Cold Spring Productions, Amanda Dubois, Elizabeth Eynon Wetherell, Jennifer Maloney , Tamara Tunie, Joe Cilibrasi and StyleFour Productions
Musical Director
Kimberly Grigsby
Orchestrations
Duncan Sheik
Scenic Design
Christine Jones
Costume Design
Susan Hilferty
Lighting Design
Kevin Adams
Sound Design
Brian Ronan





CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Books

Book
Spring Awakening: In the Flesh Book


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Merchandise




2007 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - John Gallagher Jr.
Best Choreography
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Orchestrations
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Best Costume Design of a Musical
Best Actor in a Musical - Jonathan Groff

2007 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Lyrics
Outstanding Music
Outstanding Book of a Musical
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - John Gallagher Jr.
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Jonathan Groff
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Lea Michele
Outstanding Choreography

2007 Theatre World Award Nominations

Jonathan Groff

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