after beginning previews on Thursday, November 16th, opened on Sunday,
December 10th at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre (239 W. 49th St.).
Spring Awakening, previously a hit at the Atlantic Theater Company, features music by Duncan Sheik ("Barely Breathing"), and book and lyrics by Steven Sater (Carbondale Dreams). The entire youth ensemble is reprising their original roles: Skylar Astin (Georg), Lilli Cooper (Martha), John Gallagher Jr. (Moritz), Gideon Glick (Ernst), Jonathan Groff (Melchior), Brian Johnson (Otto), Lea Michele (Wendla), Lauren Pritchard (Ilse), Phoebe Strole (Anna), Jonathan B. Wright (Hanschen), and Remy Zaken (Thea). Tony Award-winner Stephen Spinella and Obie Award-winner Christine Estabrook perform the show's adult roles. Michael Mayer directs.
"Based on Frank Wedekind's 1891 masterpiece "The Awakening of Spring," Spring Awakening
is the contemporary musical adaptation of one of literature's most
controversial plays," according to press notes. The show "boldly
depicts a dozen young people and how they make their way through the
thrilling, complicated, confusing and mysterious time of their sexual
awakening. Duncan Sheik and
Steven Sater's score feature songs that illuminate the urgency of
adolescent self-discovery, the burning intensity of teen friendships
and the innate suspicion of the uncomprehending adult world."
Visit www.springawakening.com for more information.
John Lloyd Young and Alison Franck
Kyle Fox and Rick Hayashi
Frank Wildhorn and Brandi Burkhardt
Cindy Hetzel and Duncan Sheik
Peter Hermann, Ian McShane, Mariska Hargitay, Tamara Tunie and Gregory Generet
Tamara Tunie and Mariska Hargitay
Peter Hermann and Mariska Hargitay
Edie Falco and Mariksa Hargitay
B.D. Wong and Edie Falco
Edie Falco, B.D. Wong, Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann
Michael Cerveris and Nellie McKay
Christian Borle and Sutton Foster
Georgette Mosbacher and guest
Jeffrey Richards and Elizabeth Ashley
Christine Ebersole and Elizabeth Ashley