Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Broadway or Bust

If we were to go to NYC for Dar's Birthday, we'd have to see:

Spring Awakening
Winner of eight 2007 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!

Singer/songwriter Duncan Sheik and playwright Steven Sater team up with acclaimed director Michael Mayer (Sideman, Thoroughly Modern Millie), innovative choreographer Bill T. Jones and a dynamic young cast to create this exhilarating and provocative new alt rock musical about first loves, hidden passions and lasting regrets. Spring Awakening arrives on Broadway after a sold-out run at off-Broadway's Atlantic Theatre Company.

Based on Frank Wedekind's controversial 19-century play, which was banned for 71 years, Spring Awakening boldly depicts how young people navigate the thrilling, confusing and mysterious time of their sexual awakening. Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's songs illuminate the volatile urgency of

adolescent self-discovery, the burning intensity of early friendships and the turbulent relationship to an uncomprehending adult world. The story centers around a brilliant young student named Melchior, his troubled friend Moritz and Wendla, a beautiful young girl on the verge of womanhood. Although the musical is set in the distant past, the score is fresh, modern and exciting—and so is the multitalented cast.



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