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0001 - Spring Awakening (2006)
Musique: Duncan Sheik
Paroles: Steven Sater
Livret: Steven Sater
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Genèse: Spring Awakening had a number of workshops, concerts and rewrites over a seven-year period, including workshops at La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego, California, and the Roundabout Theatre Company, and a concert at Lincoln Center in February 2005, under the auspices of actor/producer Tom Hulce. It premiered Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theatre Company on May 19, 2006 and ran through August 5, 2006. Broadway The musical opened on Broadway at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre on December 10, 2006 and closed on January 18, 2009, after 888 performances and 29 previews. Directed by Michael Mayer with choreography by Bill T. Jones, the costume designer is Susan Hilferty, set designer Christine Jones and lighting designer Kevin Adams. It received nearly unanimous favorable reviews, and easily recouped its initial $6 million capitalization, breaking even on August 27, 2007. Decca Broadway released the original cast recording on December 12, 2006, which won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album in 2008.[10] The guitar Sheik used to compose songs for Spring Awakening was included in the 2008 exhibition "Writing to Character: Songwriters & the Tony Awards" at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. United States tours A U.S. National tour (with one stop in Toronto, Canada) opened on August 15, 2008 at The Balboa Theatre in San Diego, California. The national tour ended on May 23, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. A non-equity US tour began at Shryock Auditorium on October 14, 2010 in Carbondale, Illinois. The non-equity US tour ended its run on May 15, 2011 in Ottawa, Canada at the Centrepointe Theatre. Original London production The London production began January 23, 2009 at the Lyric Hammersmith, transferred to the Novello Theatre on March 21, 2009, and closed on May 30, 2009. The London production won four Laurence Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical.

Résumé: Set in a small German town at the end of the 19 th Century, the adolescent Wendela is confused about the changes in her body, but her mother is too embarrassed to explain the facts of life. Moritz is another young person traumatised by puberty, and starts failing in his school lessons. When his friend Melchior tries to help him, their Headmaster strikes them both and tells them to get on with their Latin. Disaster looms when Wendela falls in love with Melchior and they both discover desires unlike anything they’ve ever felt. Moritz soon drops out of school when neither his one adult friend, Melchior’s mother, nor his equally outcast friend Ilse can deal with his plea for help. He kills himself. The Headmaster blames this “crime” on Melchior, and when Wendela is found to be pregnant, Melchior is shipped off to a reformatory prison and Wendela to a backstreet abortionist. Melchior escapes and runs to meet Wendela at midnight in the graveyard, only to learn he has lost her forever.

Création: 15/6/2006 - Linda Gross Theater (Broadway (Off)) - représ.