"The Dark I Know Well": Doyle Steps Into Toronto Run of Spring Awakening

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Matt Doyle, who was seen in the Broadway company of Spring Awakening, has joined the cast of the tour of that Tony-winning musical, which is now playing a Toronto engagement at the Canon Theatre.
Matt Doyle
Matt Doyle Photo by Leslie Hassler

Doyle, who covered and performed the role of Melchior on Broadway, is currently reprising his performance in the role while original tour cast member Kyle Riabko is on a leave of absence to film a television pilot. Doyle joined the touring company of Spring Awakening in Toronto March 18. The extent of his stay has not been determined; the Toronto engagement continues through April 19.

As on Broadway, Michael Mayer directs; the touring production also reunites the entire creative team from the award-winning New York production.

The young cast of Spring Awakening features Blake Bashoff (Moritz), Christy Altomare (Wendla), Steffi D (Ilse), Krystina Alabado (Swing), Julie Benko (Ensemble), Todd Cerveris (Understudy Adult Men), Chase Davidson (Swing), Steffi D, Kate Fuglei (Understudy Adult Women), Gabrielle Garza (Anna), Kimiko Glenn (Thea), Kate Hampton (Adult Women), Sarah Hunt (Martha), Anthony Lee Medina (Otto), Andy Mientus (Hanschen), Ben Moss (Ernst), Angela Reed (Adult Women), Perry Sherman (Ensemble), Matt Shingledecker (Georg), Claire Sparks (Ensemble), Henry Stram (Adult Men) and Lucas A. Wells (Ensemble).

The national tour of Spring Awakening launched at San Francisco's Curran Theatre Sept. 4, 2008. Spring Awakening concluded its two-year Broadway run at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Jan. 18, 2009.

Additional tour engagements for Spring Awakening include:
Providence, RI (April 21-26, at the Providence Performing Arts Center)
Boston, MA (April 28-May 24, at the Colonial Theatre)
Pittsburgh, PA (May 26-31, at Heinz Hall)
Louisville, KY (June 2-7, at the Kentucky Center)
Baltimore, MD (June 9-21, at the France Merrick Center)
Philadelphia, PA (June 23-28, at the Kimmel Center)
Washington, D.C. (July 7-Aug. 2, at the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater)
Chicago, IL (Aug. 4-23, at the Cadillac Palace) 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."

For further information visit SpringAwakening.

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