Spring Awakening extends to 14 March 2009

Spring Awakening extends to 14 March 2009

The British production of the musical Spring Awakening, has extended by 2 weeks to 14 March 2009 at the off west end venue, Lyric Hammersmith.

The show opens 3 Feb 2009, following previews from 23 Jan 2009.

A year-long casting search and a series of workshops at the Lyric Hammersmithy have brought together a cast comprising of 16 – 24 year olds from throughout the UK, many of whom are making their professional stage debut. Aneurin Barnard, Lucy Barker, Natasha Barnes, Chris Barton, Jamie Blackley, Hayley Gallivan, Natalie Garner, Mona Goodwin, Evelyn Hoskins, Edd Judge, Andrew McDonald, Harry McEntire, Jamie Muscato, Gemma O’Duffy, Yvonne O’Grady, Iwan Rheon, Jos Slovick, Richard Southgate, Charlotte Wakefield. The adult roles are played by Sian Thomas and Richard Cordery.

Based on Frank Wedekind’s play, it features an original score by composer Duncan Sheik and lyricist Steven Sater.

It is directed of Michael Mayer and choreographed of Bill T. Jones.

Set in 19th century Germany, this fusion of morality, sexuality, and young love reaches out across generations to everyone who has experienced the adolescent journey of personal discovery and sexual awakening.

David Farr, Artistic Director at the Lyric Hammersmith, saw the Atlantic Theater Company’s production at the start of its run in New York. At his invitation the entire creative team behind the original production have found a new generation of young British talent to perform the musical on the London stage.

On transferring from the off-Broadway Atlantic Theater Spring Awakening became an overnight sensation. It has grossed over $50 million at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Box Office and has just completed its Broadway run. Another production is touring cities in the US.

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