The impromptu performance, captured on video by If/Then conductor Carmel Dean, followed the April 12 evening show of If/Then, when the cast was accepting donations for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
The If/Then cast (unexpectedly) offered the chance for an audience member to join the company onstage and be serenaded by Menzel, Rapp, Lawrence and others from the new Tom Kitt-Brian Yorkey musical. Two audience members, who bid $4,000 each, agreed to share the prize, and $8,000 in total was raised from the "Seasons of Love" auction.
Deaf West’s production of SPRING AWAKENING floored the critics when it premiered in California, prompting the Los Angeles Times to write, "It's hard to enumerate all the ways in which Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING is so very, very good." Now this unapologetically brilliant new production is coming to New York.