Broadway Revival of Deaf West Spring Awakening Announces National Tour

News   Broadway Revival of Deaf West Spring Awakening Announces National Tour Deaf West Theatre's acclaimed Broadway production of Spring Awakening, which is currently playing the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, has announced that it will roll out a national tour beginning in 2017.

The history-making production, which will conclude its scheduled limited run on Broadway Jan. 24, 2016, is performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken English by a cast of 28.

No specific dates or cities for the tour were announced, though a statement from the producers quoted directors of the Seattle Theatre Group and the ASU Gammage Theatre in Tempe, AZ, as expressing "excitement" about the tour.

Douglas C. Baker, Producing Director of Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, was quoted saying, "We look forward to having it back in Los Angeles, where it began.”

Spring Awakening Broadway producer Ken Davenport said, "This beautiful production has broken new ground on Broadway and has given people a new way to experience an already-stellar piece of musical theatre. We are thrilled to be able to bring it to a wider audience in cities across the country."

Spring Awakening, directed by Michael Arden and choreographed by Spencer Liff, is currently playing on Broadway in a limited engagement through Jan. 24, 2016, at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street).

The Deaf West production of Spring Awakening officially opened on Broadway Sept. 27. It's been nine years since the groundbreaking rock musical stormed Broadway in 2006.

Read "The Language of Silence," about how the Deaf and hearing actors communicate

Tickets for the tour are not on sale yet. Tickets for the Broadway production are on sale at Ticketmaster.com, by calling (877) 250-2929, and in person at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre box office.

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