"Spring Awakening: In the Flesh" Companion Book Hits Stores

News   "Spring Awakening: In the Flesh" Companion Book Hits Stores "Spring Awakening: In the Flesh," the new backstage companion book to the Tony Award-winning musical, is now available in stores nationwide.

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David Cote has created the book that traces Spring Awakening's journey from workshops and its Off-Broadway world premiere through its Tony-winning arrival on Broadway. "In the Flesh" includes over 100 photographs, costume and set sketches, original handwritten drafts of the score, behind-the-scenes stories, the complete libretto and portions of Frank Wedekind's original 1891 play.

The 176-page book also features interviews with the creative team and original cast, and offers an in-depth look at the casting process of Spring Awakening, including what each actor performed at his or her audition.

Spring Awakening's Tony Award-winning creators, Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, will join current Broadway cast members and producer Tom Hulce to celebrate the release of "In the Flesh" at the Lincoln Triangle Barnes and Noble on Sept. 15.

The national touring company of Spring Awakening, led by Kyle Riabko and Blake Bashoff, will perform and sign copies of "Spring Awakening: In the Flesh" at select cities throughout the tour, which currently plays San Francisco's Curran Theatre.

To view the book, visit SpringAwakening:IntheFlesh. *

Based on the 1891 play by Frank Wedekind, Spring Awakening won eight 2007 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Spring Awakening features direction by Michael Mayer, choreography by Bill T. Jones, book and lyrics by Steven Sater and a score by Duncan Sheik.

Songs featured in the Tony-winning score are "All That's Known," "And Then There Were None," "Blue Wind/Don't Do Sadness," "Left Behind," "Mamma Who Bore Me," "My Junk, "The Bitch of Living," "The Dark I Know Well," "The Guilty Ones," "The Song of Purple Summer," "The Word of Your Body," "Those You've Known," "Totally Fucked," "Touch Me," "Whispering" and "The Mirror-Blue Night."

Spring Awakening's cast album recently earned a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.

The musical made its world premiere Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theater Company in June 2006. Spring Awakening transferred to Broadway the following November, where it continues to play at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.

For further information visit www.springawakening.com.

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