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Deaf West’s ‘Spring Awakening’ a Stunning Triumph

Innovative choreography delivers a powerful experience for hearing and non-hearing audiences alike

by Linda A. Rapka

Based on German playwright Frank Wedekind’s controversial 1891 stage play, the rock musical “Spring Awakening” debuted over a century later in the 1990s. With music by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Sater, “Spring Awakening” went on to Broadway to win eight Tony awards and a Grammy for Best Musical Show Album. Continue reading