Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening


SPRING AWAKENING

Number of Previews: 28
Number of Performances: 859
First Preview : November 16, 2006
Opening Night : December 10, 2006
Closing Night : January 18, 2009

Opening Night Cast
Skylar Astin (George)
Gerard Canonico (Ensemble)
Lilli Cooper (Martha)
Jennifer Damiano (Ensemble)
Christine Estabrook (The Adult Women)
John Gallagher Jr. (Moritz)
Gideon Glick (Ernst)
Jonathan Groff (Melchior)
Robert Hager (Ensemble)
Brian Charles Johnson (Otto)
Lea Michele (Wendla)
Lauren Pritchard (Ilse)
Krysta Rodriguez (Ensemble)
Stephen Spinella (The Adult Men)
Phoebe Strole (Anna)
Jonathan B. Wright (Hanschen)
Remy Zaken (Thea)



OVERVIEW

Spring Awakening is the story of kids trying to break loose and adults trying to hold on; it’s the story of young people everywhere. This coming of age tale is primarily seen through the eyes of three teenagers: the handsome rebel, the innocent woman-child, and the misunderstood loner.

AWARDS

2011 Tony Award®

  • Best Musical
  • Best Book of a Musical
  • Best Original Score
  • Best Actor in a Musical
  • Best Choreography
  • Best Direction of a Musical
  • Best Orchestrations
  • Best Lighting Design
  • 2008 Drama Desk Award®

  • Outstanding Musical
  • Outstanding Director of a Musical
  • Outstanding Lyrics
  • Outstanding Music
  • CREDITS

    Opening Night Production Credits

    Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director)

    Produced by 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 StylesFour Productions; Associate Producer: Joan Cullman Productions and Patricia Flicker Addiss

    Originally produced by Atlantic Theater Company; Originally produced by special arragement with Tom Hulce and Ira Pittelman

    Music by Duncan Sheik; Lyrics by Steven Sater; Book by Steven Sater; Music orchestrated by Duncan Sheik; Vocal arrangements by AnnMarie Milazzo; Additional arragements by Simon Hale; Musical Director: Kimberly Grigsby; Based on the play by Frank Wedekind; Associate Musical Dir.: Deborah Abramson

    Directed by Michael Mayer; Choreographed by Bill T. Jones; Assistant Director: Beatrice Terry; Assistant Choreographer: Miguel Anaya, Jr.

    Costume Design by Susan Hilferty; Scenic Design by Christine Jones; Lighting Design by Kevin Adams; Sound Design by Brian Ronan; Associate Scenic Design: Edward Coco; Associate Costume Design: Maiko Matsushima; Associate Lighting Design: Aaron Sporer; Assistant Sound Design: David Stollings; Moving Light Programmer: Bobby Harrell

    General Manager: Abbie M. Strassler; Company Manager: John E. Gendron; Assistant Co. Mgr: Scott Turowsky

    Production Stage Manager: Heather Cousens; Technical Supervisor: Neil A. Mazzella; Stage Manager: Rick Steiger; Assistant Stage Mgr: Bethany Russell; Associate Tech. Suprvr: Sam Ellis

    Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller; Conducted by Kimberly Grigsby; Associate Conductor: Trey Files; Keyboards: Kimberly Grigsby; Guitars: Thad DeBrock; Bass: George Farmer; Drums: Trey Files; Cello: Benjamin Kalb; Violin and Guitar: Oliver Manchon; Viola: Hiroko Taguchi; Music Copyist: Steven Alper

    General Press Representative: Jeffrey Richards Associates and Irene Gandy; Casting: Jim Carnahan and Carrie Gardner; Fight direction by J. David Brimmer; Marketing and Promotions, Website Design/Web Marketing: Situation Marketing; Dance Captain: Lauren Pritchard; Fight Captain: Brian Charles Johnson; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Photographer: Joan Marcus

    Opening Night Cast

    Skylar Astin (George)
    Gerard Canonico (Ensemble)
    Lilli Cooper (Martha)
    Jennifer Damiano (Ensemble)
    Christine Estabrook (The Adult Women)
    John Gallagher Jr. (Moritz)
    Gideon Glick (Ernst)
    Jonathan Groff (Melchior)
    Robert Hager (Ensemble)
    Brian Charles Johnson (Otto)
    Lea Michele (Wendla)
    Lauren Pritchard (Ilse)
    Krysta Rodriguez (Ensemble)
    Stephen Spinella (The Adult Men)
    Phoebe Strole (Anna)
    Jonathan B. Wright (Hanschen)
    Remy Zaken (Thea)

    Swings: Robert L. Devaney, Frances Mercanti-Anthony.

    Understudies: Gerard Canonico (Ernst, Georg, Hanschen, Moritz, Otto), Jennifer Damiano (Anna, Martha, Thea, Wendla), Robert L. Devaney (The Adult Men), Robert Hager (Ernst, Georg, Hanschen, Melchior, Otto), Brian Charles Johnson (Georg, Moritz), Frances Mercanti-Anthony (The Adult Women), Krysta Rodriguez (Anna, Ilse, Martha, Thea), Phoebe Strole (Ilse, Wendla), Jonathan B. Wright (Melchior).


    PHOTO GALLERY

    Photos

    John Cameron Mitchell To Receive Special Tony Award

    On April 27 the Tony Awards® Administration Committee announced that Hedwig and the Angry Inch librettist (and original star) John Cameron Mitchell will…

    Read more

    ‘An American in Paris’ To Launch A National Tour

    An American in Paris, the new Broadway musical, announced that it will launch a national tour in the Fall of 2016! Dates, cities, and cast will be announced…

    Read more

    Broadway Grosses April 20 – April 26, 2015

    Broadway’s Best Shows knows that you want to see the best of the best! To…

    Read more

    Billy Porter Rejoins the Cast of ‘Kinky Boots’ Tuesday

    Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig will welcome back Tony Award-winner Billy…

    Read more

    Bryce Pinkham Talks Character Research and Transitioning From Musicals to ‘The Heidi Chronicles’

    Broadway’s Best Shows: How does the show relate to Wendy Wasserstein’s…

    Read more

    ‘Airline Highway’ Broadway Reviews

    Broadway Reviews NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW “Ms. D’Amour’s dark comedy,…

    Read more

    ‘The Visit’ Broadway Reviews

    Broadway Reviews NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW “But despite a score that at its best has the flavor of darkest chocolate from the fabled team of John Kander…

    Read more

    ‘Something Rotten!’ Broadway Reviews

    Broadway Reviews NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW “Unchecked enthusiasm is not always an asset in musical comedy, despite the genre’s reputation for wholesale…

    Read more

    ‘The Heidi Chronicles’ Announces a Closing Date

    The first Broadway revival of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Wendy Wasserstein play The Heidi Chronicles opened Thursday, March 19, 2015, at…

    Read more

    ‘Something Rotten!’ Opens on Broadway Tonight

    The new musical comedy Something Rotten! directed and choreographed by Tony Award® winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and…

    Read more

    ‘Doctor Zhivago’ Broadway Reviews

    Broadway Reviews NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW “My reaction to the musical, with a book by Michael Weller, music by Lucy Simon and lyrics by Michael Korie…

    Read more

    ‘Something Rotten!’ Will Release a Cast Album June 2

    Ghostlight Records will record the Original Broadway Cast Album of the new musical comedy Something Rotten!. The production, directed and choreographed…

    Read more

    ‘Dr. Zhivago’ Opens on Broadway Tonight!

    Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, the highly anticipated new Broadway musical Doctor Zhivago opens tonight, Tuesday, April 21 at the…

    Read more

    Casting Announced for the National Tour of ‘Matilda’

    Casting has been announced for the First National Tour of Matilda the Musical. Gabby Gutierrez, Mia Sinclair Jenness, and Mabel Tyler will share the title…

    Read more