My favorite show, with the most beautiful language. I could watch this show everyday!
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Spring Awakening is a deaf accessible show that is signed in ASL simultaneously with speech. Deaf patrons seeking to understand through sign would best be served by a seat with a center view of the stage rather than a seat with close proximity to the stage.
Spring Awakening is the story of two star-crossed lovers: the brave and brilliant Melchior and a beautiful, young, deaf girl named Wendla. The musical follows this turn of the century Romeo and Juliet as they learn how to communicate, and how to love, in a world that’s trying to keep them apart.
EXTREMELY LIMITED ENGAGEMENT - NOW THROUGH JANUARY 24 ONLY!
"ONE OF THE GREAT MUSICALS OF THE LAST DECADE IS BORN ANEW."
–The New York Times
"A FIRST RATE PRODUCTION OF A TRANSPORTING MUSICAL."
–The New York Times
“BRILLIANT and BEAUTIFUL.”
–New York Magazine
"REVELATORY & MOVING. An original all its own"
“ELECTRIFYING & EXHILARATING. A Sheer Triumph!”
Deaf West’s production of SPRING AWAKENING floored the critics when it premiered in California, prompting the Los Angeles Times to write, “It's hard to enumerate all the ways in which Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING is so very, very good.” Now this unapologetically brilliant new production is coming to New York. When it debuted on Broadway, SPRING AWAKENING’s raw and honest portrayal of youth in revolt shattered expectations of what a musical could do, earning it 8 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, Best Book (for writer, Steven Sater) and Best Score (for composer, Duncan Sheik). Deaf West’s innovative new production takes this already revolutionary musical to electrifying new heights by choreographing sign language into the production, intensifying the rift between the lost and longing teenagers and the adults who refuse to hear them. Directed by Michael Arden and starring Golden Globe and Academy Award® winner Marlee Matlin (Children of a Lesser God), Deaf West’s SPRING AWAKENING is full of knockout performances, explosive music and soul-stirring emotion, but it’s only on Broadway through January 24th.
Took my son and 2 of his friends for his birthday - had been listening to the music for years but he had never seen the play. We worried about the Deaf West part - but for no reason. it was so much better than the original which I had seen on tour. Theater was small enough to be intimate - the actors and music was wonderful. My son hasn't stopped talking about it.
Spring Awakening is one of my most favorite musicals. I was so happy to see the closing night performance of this revival while I was in NYC for BroadwayCon. Michael Arden and DeafWest put together a terrific production of this musical. Spencer Liff incorporated the sign language into the choreography seamlessly. All of the performers were great and the energy was high all night reaching a peak during "Totally F**ed." Beautiful closing speech at the end given by Michael Arden and Steven Sater. Great way to end a NY trip.
This is an incredible show that is simply a must see. The show is also entirely accessible to anyone who is fluent in ASL.
Amazing performance as always, I can't wait to see Deaf West back on the East Coast
This was one of the most moving shows I've seen. It was my first time seeing Spring Awakening, and I'm so glad I was introduced to it with this production. The integration of ASL into the performance added so much depth to the material, and the choreography was absolutely beautiful. The entire cast was so talented, I was blown away by how many of them were making their Broadway debut. It definitely stuck with me for days after seeing the performance, and I still can't stop listening to the cast recording of the original production. I can't wait for this to go on tour next year, I will definitely see it again!
I had never been to a broadway play and this was my introduction to any sort of show on broadway. I will definitely go on to see more shows because this one was AMAZING. My boyfriend is a huge fan of Spring Awakening and was a bit weary by the fact that the musical would include deaf and mute actors, so we were a bit confused in terms of how the musical would be carried out. It was whimsical, honest, beautiful, and so much more. The deaf performers had speaking counterparts that acted as their sort of conscience, which added a whole new dynamic nature to each character. My boyfriend and I agreed that this added so much to the original musical. Also, each and every performer was on stage the entirety of the musical, including the orchestra, providing an odd intimacy and creativity in terms of props. I laughed, I cried, I clapped, I was spellbound by how much I enjoyed this musical and I really hope to see it again in the future.
The signing, the set, the lighting... this production communicates this story with everything its got!
Absolutely an amazing closing night. The audience seemed to have all seen and love the show! Extremely long applause and standing ovations. A truly beautiful memory to keep with me for all time. Can't wait until the tour in 2017!
Absolutely beautiful! Creative and inventive, so sorry it's closing. Great to see Linn Manuel in audience