Tony Award-winner SPRING AWAKENING Heading to Broadway with Deaf West

Tony Award-winner Spring-Awakening Musical heading to Broadway with Deaf WestKen Davenport, Cody Lassen, Hunter Arnold, and Deaf West Theatre have announced that Spring Awakening, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2007, will play a strictly limited Broadway engagement at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street) with previews beginning on Tuesday, September 8, and an opening night set for Sunday, September 27.

The show will run 18 weeks only, through Saturday, January 9, with no extension possible. It will be performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken English by a cast of 27.

Deaf West was last represented on Broadway with the triumphant production of Big River in 2003.

Following the recent West Coast production, Duncan Sheik said:

Spring Awakening is very much about the difficulty that parents and children have with communication. So there’s a beautiful metaphor to it being done with this particular set of actors. The musicianship and the vocal performances of the Broadway cast being assembled are second to none, and that combined with the amazing physicality of the signing actors really raises the emotional bar.”

“I couldn’t be more grateful than I am to Deaf West, Michael, and Ken,” Steven Sater added. “It will surely be one of the thrills of my life to watch our young cast sing to New York, every night, in this pure language of the heart.”

Casting will be announced shortly.

* Source: Press Release

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