All Shall Know The Wonder of Spring Awakening

As the @TonyAwards approach, I thought #Frontmezzjunkies should repost all the reviews of all the main best plays/musicals/revivals in all four categories and list their nominations. So here it goes.
Day 1 of 18

@SpringAwakening #DeafWestTheatre
Up for 3 #TonyAwards
Best Revival of a Musical
Best Director of a Musical
Best Lighting Design
Also nominated for:
4 Drama Desk Awards
2 Drama League Awards (won 1)
2 Theatre World Awards (won 2)
5 Outer Critics Circle Awards (won 1)
3 Fred & Adele Astaire Awards
6 Audience Choice Awards

Here’s what I had to say about it back in the fall.

front mezz junkies

sasAll shall know the wonder.

of Spring Awakening


I could feel the anxiety walking into the Brooks Atkinson Theatre the other evening to see the revival of one of my all time favorite shows, Spring Awakening. The memories I have from seeing the 2007 production starring Lea Michelle and Jonathon Groff are etched in my musical memory, and I knew it was going to be an endeavor to silence that memory of every sung note stored in my mind, or else all I would do is compare. And that is a deadly place to be when seeing a beloved show. If it can be silenced by the pure artistry witnessed, a new memory can be made (much like when I saw the Michael Cerveris/Patti Lupone magnificent revival of Sweeney Todd). If it can’t, like when I saw Imelda Staunton in Gypsy this past July in London, we…

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