Amazing Grace Welcomes Cast of Spring Awakening With Heartwarming American Sign Language Performance

News   Amazing Grace Welcomes Cast of Spring Awakening With Heartwarming American Sign Language Performance
 
On Aug. 16, Amazing Grace presented an open-captioned performance with help from the TDF Accessibility Program. Cast members of the Broadway-bound Deaf West Theatre production of Spring Awakening — many of whom are deaf or hard of hearing — were in attendance. Unbeknownst to them, the Amazing Grace performers had secretly been rehearsing the titular hymn in American Sign Language. During the show's finale, both casts were in tears!

 


After the show, actors from both productions, including Emmy and Golden Globe winner Camryn Manheim (she will play Adult Women in Spring Awakening) greeted each other backstage. Amazing Grace plays the Nederlander Theatre. Spring Awakening begins performances Sept. 8 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, with an official opening on Sept. 27. The limited engagement runs through Jan. 9, 2016.

http://cdn-gd.playbill.com/images/cache/remote/http_cdn-images.playbill.com/ee_assets/Aiken/vsvdv.jpg
Today’s Most Popular News: