Sunday, January 18, 2009

Going ... Gone (Part III)

Going ... Gone (Part III)

Of all thirteen Broadway shows that are closing this month (actually fourteen if you count the January 31 closing for the limited run of Soul Of Shaolin), perhaps the most bittersweet of all is the shuttering of the Best Musical of 2007, Spring Awakening.

After all, Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's musical was not only supposed to draw in an entire new generation of theatregoers with its edgy, anachronistic view of 19th Century sexual awakening, but it was to keep them coming back.

But take heart. Not only is the North American tour in full bloom (it's currently playing Houston), but Music Theatre International (MTI) has acquired the rights to the tuner, meaning that it will be licensing the show to regional theatres. While Spring Awakening is currently "restricted" for such licensing, if you are among those wishing to produce the show, you can click here to be among the first to receive a special e-mail notifying you that it's become available.

Spring Awakening will also flower internationally. Expect productions in London (opening next month), Vienna, Toronto, Helsinki, Seoul and The Philippines.

I'll be taking in an upcoming leg of the current North American tour and will report on whether or not Spring Awakening's seedling has continued to flourish and grow.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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At 18 January, 2009, Blogger Alicia said...

[sigh] I'm so doing sadness today.

And you can definitely count me among the number that will produce/direct this show regionally.

Word? WORD!

At 19 January, 2009, Blogger Vance said...

I don't do sadness but I am a little today...

At 20 January, 2009, Blogger gay CME guy said...

Good fortune is not often my friend, but it was back in June of 2007 when I had a ticket to see SA, the night after it won the Tony's. It was the most electric theatre experience I've ever been art of. Just walking into the theatre, you felt the energy in the air. It's one of my greatest life memories.


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