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

    Pulitzer Prize Winning Play ‘Disgraced’ Opens on Broadway Tonight

    The Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar officially opens on Broadway tonight, October 23. Previews began on September 27 at the Lyceum…

    Read more

    Keira Knightley Will Make Her Broadway Debut in Fall 2015

    Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is thrilled to announce the first Broadway production of the upcoming 50th anniversary season:…

    Read more

    Casting Announced for National Tour of ‘A Christmas Story, The Musical’

    Full Casting Announced for the 2014 – 2015 National Tour of A Christmas…

    Read more

    Complete Principal Casting Announced for Broadway Production of ‘Gigi’

    Tony Award-winner Victoria Clark is Mamita Alvarez, Three-Time Tony Award-nominee…

    Read more

    “Big Brother” Star will join Broadway’s ‘Rock of Ages’

    "Big Brother" star Frankie J. Grande joins the cast of the Tony-nominated…

    Read more

    2015 “Kids’ Night On Broadway” Dates Announced; On-Sale Date Announced

    The Broadway League announced today that the dates for 2015 KIDS’ NIGHT…

    Read more

    Peter Dinklage, Amanda Seyfried, and more will take the stage for The 14th Annual 24 Hour Plays on Broadway!

    The stars are aligning for the The 14th Annual 24 Hour Plays: On Broadway! The annual event, which donates its proceeds to help the Urban Arts Partnership,…

    Read more

    New American Play ‘Hand To God’ Will Come To Broadway This Spring

    Producer Kevin McCollum announced today that the new American play, Hand to God, will open on Broadway on April 7, 2015 at the Booth Theatre (222 West…

    Read more

    First look at “The Voice” winner Josh Kaufman in ‘Pippin’ on Broadway! (PHOTO)

    Josh Kaufman joins the Pippin cast after winning season six of “The Voice.” Although Kaufman was originally scheduled to begin performances…

    Read more

    The Cast of Broadway’s ‘Cabaret’ Will Celebrate The Release of The 2015 Kit Kat Girl Calendar!

    Join Tony winner Alan Cumming and the Kit Kat Girls from the Broadway cast of Cabaret October 23 at The Attic Rooftop for the release of the 2015 Kit Kat…

    Read more

    National Tours of ‘Wicked’ and ‘The Book of Mormon’ will produce the benefit event Don’t Stop Believin’

    Members of the National Tour of Wicked and The Book of Mormon along with The Actor’s Fund of Canada are set to present Don’t Stop Believin‘….

    Read more

    Tony Winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey To Write New Broadway Bound Musical

    Producer Aaron Harnick announced today that The Visitor, based on the 2007 Oscar-nominated dramatic film of the same name, will get the musical treatment…

    Read more

    Tickets for the Revival of ‘The King and I’ are now on sale!

    Tickets to The Lincoln Center revival of The King and I are now on sale to the general public. Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe will star in the new…

    Read more

    The Lion King Celebrates Two Anniversaries Among 10 Worldwide Productions

    Disney’s The Lion King celebrates two anniversaries among its 10 productions worldwide. The London production marks its 15th anniversary on Sunday, October…

    Read more