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Spring Awakening

Spring Broadway Entry Shuffle Along -- a Revival?

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.26.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

The new release does indeed make the show sound more like a revival with some bonus extras. There are three possible explanations I can think of for this change in slant.

Sign Language Theater Company Stages Remarkable New Musical

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 09.22.2014 | Arts

When the curtain falls on this theater company's empowering new production, many of the actors won't be able to hear the applause. The Deaf West Th...

Movie Adaptations Of 'Wicked' And 'Spring Awakening' Move Forward

Posted 04.03.2014 | Entertainment

What is this feeling? Enthusiasm -- because two popular Broadway musicals are making strides in their leap to the big screen. "Wicked" and "Spring ...

The Next Hit Show?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.05.2014 | Arts
C. M. Rubin

"This is a story about how love changes over time...The hope is that the emotion of that theme + a twisting thriller plot + great tunes = something u...

2013 in Recap: The Best EDM Events in Chicago

Kevin Yu | Posted 02.18.2014 | Chicago
Kevin Yu

The electronic dance music (EDM) scene in Chicago is undoubtedly seeing an explosive growth. The music festivals have become more extravagant and nightlife venues are booking some of the best talents out there. 2013 was a monumental year for Chicago.

Lea Michele Stuns At 'Spring Awakening' Reunion | Posted 02.02.2014 | Celebrity

Lea Michele is sandwiched in between Jonathan Groff and John Gallagher, Jr. while attending the Spring Awakening Off-Broadway Anniversary Reunion on M...

First Nighter: Michael Mayer's Rigoletto, Barry Manilow's Manilow on Broadway Do Vegas, Prove the House Doesn't Always Win

David Finkle | Posted 04.01.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Manilow deserves thanks, especially after fighting off a case of bronchitis that forced him to cancel several performances and compounded his basic condition with, as he phrased it, "Jewish guilt" for all sorts of date changes. However, he may have resumed singing too soon.

First Nighter: At the Theater, 'Tis the Season to Be Discerning

David Finkle | Posted 02.13.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

There are sentimentalists out therehappy to spend much of the Christmas season looking for It's a Wonderful Life screenings. For them, Anthony E. Palermo has adapted the beloved screenplay as a one-hour radio play.

Lenny Leibowitz: The Weird and Wonderful Musical Virtuoso Who Became a Theatrical Visionary

Myra Chanin | Posted 12.22.2012 | Arts
Myra Chanin

Marvell's current season consists of two what-else-but-burned-and/or-banned classics: to wit, Franz Wedekind's Spring's Awakening and Sholem Asch's God of Vengeance.

Spring Awakening, Taste Of Randolph & More Must-Go Weekend Festivals

Posted 06.15.2012 | Chicago

With June well under way, Chicago's summer festival season is too--and there's no shortage of events this weekend offering Chi-style fun out in the su...

The Little Black Box That Could: This Is How We Do It New York City Public School Style

Donna Fish | Posted 06.12.2012 | New York
Donna Fish

In two weeks, Beacon Dramatic Arts Department will present the first high school production of the recent hit Broadway show Spring Awakening. I sat down to interview the woman chiefly responsible for this production.

McG Wants Lea Michele For 'Spring Awakening' Movie, Obviously

Posted 07.28.2014 | Entertainment

Remember three years ago when McG -- the man behind "Charlie's Angels" and next week's "This Means War" -- became attached to a big-screen version of ...

"Spring Awakening"-- Teen Masturbation, Pregnancy, Incest, Suicide and Rape In A Catchy Musical

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Charles Karel Bouley

Watching the touring company of "Spring Awakening" at their premiere night at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, CA was awkward at times; but then again, so was puberty so that's the point.

Green Day's American Idiot Underscores Broadway's Current Non-Star Practices

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Box-office magnets like American Idiot will keep coming alongside shows with someone like Nathan Lane and whatever gobsmacking star salary he gets.

Give My Regards to Dookie: American Idiot Rocks Broadway

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The Broadway musical adaptation of Green Day's American Idiot had the potential to be this generation's Hair, a musical that truly reflects the times in which we live in.

Q&A: Actor Jonathan Groff's Charmed, Provocative Life On Stage and In Film

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brad Balfour

Jonathan Groff has starred in Hair on Broadway, played Dionysus in The Public Theater, and will play impresario Michael Lang in Taking Woodstock.

The Palin Doctrine & The Culture Wars: Seeing "Spring Awakening" Through Sarah's Eyes

Jerry Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jerry Weinstein

Spring Awakening, the Tony-award-winning Best Musical for 2007, launched the first leg of a national tour in San Francisco earlier this September. Far...