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Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater

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Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

The contemporary rock-musical version of the infamous play by Frank Wedekind.


Set in late-nineteenth century Germany, the story follows Wendla Bergmann, Moritz Stiefel, Melchior Gabor and their peers as they struggle to understand the meaning of sexuality and violence in a oppressive, repressed society where adults refuse to answer any hard questions.

Parental Advisory: Contains Explicit Content

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Duncan Sheik


Lyricist and Librettist
Steven Sater

  • Premiere

Broadway Premiere

Eugene O'Neill Theatre
Opening Night
Dec 10, 2006
Total Performances
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
Michael Mayer
Bill T. Jones
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
Duncan Sheik
Scenic Design
Christine Jones
Costume Design
Susan Hilferty
Lighting Design
Kevin Adams
Sound Design
Brian Ronan


Original Broadway Cast Album


Vocal Selections


Spring Awakening: In the Flesh Book



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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