The award reads: "For its efforts to increase diversity and inclusivity on Broadway. Its production of Spring Awakening shines a spotlight on talented actors of all abilities and creates a Broadway experience that can be enjoyed by every New Yorker. As we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, I am delighted to join in applauding Deaf West Theatre’s commitment to broadening our city’s cultural landscape and to building a more equitable tomorrow for all New Yorkers. [Signed, Bill de Blasio, Mayor; October 19, 2015.]"
The Broadway revival of Spring Awakening features a cast of both hearing and deaf actors. Michael Arden directs.
Spring Awakening is currently running at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.