Pics! Spring Awakening's Marlee Matlin Joins the Famed Walls of Sardi's

News   Pics! Spring Awakening's Marlee Matlin Joins the Famed Walls of Sardi's Academy Award winner and Spring Awakening star Marlee Matlin was honored November 24 with the unveiling of a portrait to adorn the famed walls of theatre district eatery Sardi's.

The Deaf West production of Spring Awakening, re-imagined and performed simultaneously in English and American Sign Language, officially opened on Broadway Sept. 27 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

Ken Davenport, Cody Lassen, Hunter Arnold and Deaf West Theatre (artistic director David J. Kurs) present the production, which is directed by Michael Arden and choreographed by Spencer Liff.

The cast includes Krysta Rodriguez and Andy Mientus, who appeared together on NBC’s “Smash.” Rodriguez was also in the original Broadway production of Spring Awakening, and Mientus was in the first national tour. Rodriguez has also been going through treatments for breast cancer. Read about her story and how she remains feeling beautiful during radiation treatments. The cast also includes Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin, Golden Globe Award winner Camryn Manheim, Drama Desk Award nominee Patrick Page, Theater World Award winner Russell Harvard, Miles Barbee, Katie Boeck, Alex Boniello, Joshua Castille, Daniel Durant, Treshelle Edmond, Sandra Mae Frank, Kathryn Gallagher, Sean Grandillo, Amelia Hensley, Lauren Luiz, Austin McKenzie, Andy Mientus, Krysta Rodriguez, Daniel David Stewart, Ali Stroker, Alexandra Winter and Alex Wyse.

Robert Ariza, Lizzy Cuesta, Van Hughes, Ren, Elizabeth Greene and Daniel Marmion are swings.

The creative team includes Dane Laffrey (scenic and costume design), Ben Stanton (lighting design), Gareth Owen (sound design) and Lucy Mackinnon (projection design). New York casting is by Telsey + Company/Craig Burns, CSA, and original casting was by Beth Lipari and Bruce Newberg.

The Tony-winning musical by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik is a soulful coming-of-age story set in 19th century Germany (based on the 1891 play of the same title by Frank Wedekind) that sent shockwaves through Broadway in 2006. The staging is based on the Deaf West Theatre production that is performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken English.

The limited engagement continues through Jan. 24, 2016. Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster or by calling (877) 250-2929.

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