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Spring Awakening to close early 30 May 2009
Spring Awakening, has posted early closing notices for 30 May 2009 at the West End's Novello Theatre. (It was originally booking to 31 Oct 2009)
A statement On behalf of the producers said: “It is with overwhelming regret that we have had to announce the closure of Spring Awakening. We remain incredibly proud of the production and the remarkable cast members who have put their hearts and souls into every performance. Despite the most positive critical response to a theatrical production in recent years, the enthusiasm of the media, accessible ticket pricing and the incredible response audiences give the show each night, simply not enough tickets are being sold. We are grateful to all of the people who have supported the show and to those who have worked so tirelessly and passionately throughout the run. We also salute all of those involved who have made efforts in the last few days in an attempt to avoid this unfortunate outcome. We simply urge everyone to see this wonderful musical, and its extraordinary cast, before it finishes".
The production opened at the off west end venue Lyric Hammersmith 23 Jan 2009 to 14 March 2009. The show then transferred to the Novello Theatre opening 26 March 2009, following previews from 21 March .
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.