What Production Would You Like to See Return to Broadway? Playbill Readers Respond
16 Jun 2013
John Gallagher, Jr. in Spring Awakening.
Photo by Joan Marcus
Billy Crystal's Tony Award-winning 700 Sundays and the dance-heavy Forever Tango are on their way back to Broadway for return engagements. We wondered: What other productions should return to the Great White Way?
Playbill.com polled our readers via Facebook and Twitter, asking what productions they would like to see in a return engagement and why?
Here are some reader responses followed by our own commentary:
@mzizzle820: Spring Awakening!!! @andymientus: Spring Awakening. It closed early in the recession before we knew what effect it would have on Bway and pre New World Stgs model.
The groundbreaking rock musical Spring Awakening, about teenage angst and coming of age in an era of taboos and limitations, earned eight 2007 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and opened Dec. 10, 2006, for a run through Jan. 18, 2009. The production starred Lea Michele, Jonathan Groff and John Gallagher, Jr., who went on to successful television projects such as "Glee" and "The Newsroom." Audiences are always eager to see rock musicals with a group of young, fresh talent. Wouldn't it be great to bring back the production with a new group of up-and-comers who could thrive in the next generation of music theatre? "Smash" actor Andy Mientus, who starred in the musical's touring production, thinks so!