Duncan Sheik-Steven Sater Musical Spring Awakening Will Bud May 19

News   Duncan Sheik-Steven Sater Musical Spring Awakening Will Bud May 19
 
Atlantic Theater's Company's world premiere production, Spring Awakening, will begin May 19, a day later than expected. The change allows more time to work out production details for the new musical.

The musical inspired by Franz Wedekind's 19th-century work about teenagers and sexuality has music by Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Sater, with direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Mayer (Side Man, Thoroughly Modern Millie) and choreography by Bill T. Jones (The Seven).

Opening is June 15 at ATC's West 20th Street home in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. The limited engagement plays through July 9. The first preview was originally announced to be May 18.

  The cast includes Tony winner Frank Wood (Side Man, Hollywood Arms), Mary McCann (The Old Neighborhood, Atlantic's The Night Heron), Skylar Astin, Lilli Cooper, John Gallagher Jr. (Rabbit Hole), Gideon Glick, Jonathan Groff (In My Life), Brian Johnson, Lea Michele (Fiddler on the Roof), Lauren Pritchard, Phoebe Strole, Jonathan B. Wright, Remy Zaken.

According to Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company, "Based on Frank Wedekind's masterpiece The Awakening of Spring, Spring Awakening is the contemporary musical adaptation of one of literature's most controversial plays. [It] boldly depicts a dozen young people and how they make their way through the thrilling, complicated, confusing and mysterious time of their sexual awakening. Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's score features songs that illuminate the urgency of adolescent self-discovery, the burning intensity of teen friendships and the innate suspicion of the uncomprehending adult world. The story centers around a brilliant young student named Melchior (Groff), his troubled friend Moritz (Gallagher Jr.) and Wendla (Michele), a beautiful young girl on the verge of womanhood."

Spring Awakening will play Tuesday through Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. There will be no matinee performance on May 20. There will be an added performance 7:30 PM performance May 21. All tickets are $60 and available by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 or visiting Telecharge.com. For groups, call (212) 691-5919, ext. 1092.

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At every performances there will be 18 seats on sale for $10 each. Those seats are located on stage "mingled in among the actors." Tickets may be reserved in advance by calling (646) 216-1119 or may be purchased at the box office (336 West 20th Street) two hours prior to curtain.

For more information, visit www.atlantictheater.org.

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