Spring Awakening Cast and Director Make Apple Store Appearance May 17
By Andrew Gans
The cast of Spring Awakening and its Tony-nominated director, Michael Mayer, will make an appearance at the Apple Store in Soho May 17.
The 5-6 PM appearance will feature a performance of "Word of Your Body" by co-stars Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele, Jonny B. Wright and Gideon Glick. Director Mayer will also discuss how iTunes and GarageBand helped him create the new musical, which was recently nominated for 11 2007 Tony Awards.
Spring Awakening is based on Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play, which was scandalous in its day for addressing sex, violence and suicide. Two actors play all the adult roles, and the others in the ensemble cast play teenagers. Groff and Michele play the lead roles of two teens drawn to each other in a world where parents, ministers and teachers create an atmosphere of shame, silence and ignorance.
The Apple Store is located in Manhattan at 103 Prince Street in Soho.
The complete Broadway cast comprises Skylar Astin, Gerard Canonico, Lilli Cooper, Jennifer Damiano, Matt Doyle, Christine Estabrook, John Gallagher, Jr., Gideon Glick, Jonathan Groff, Robert Hager, Brian Charles Johnson, Ken Marks, Frances Mercanti-Anthony, Lea Michele, Lauren Pritchard, Krysta Rodriguez, Stephen Spinella, Phoebe Strole, Jonathan B. Wright, and Remy Zaken.
Spring Awakening began previews at Broadway's Eugene O'Neill Theatre on Nov. 16, 2006, and opened Dec. 10, 2006. Its world premiere was Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theater Company, where it opened June 15, 2006.
The Eugene O'Neill Theatre is located at 230 West 49th Street. For more information on the show visit springawakening.com.
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