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Summer, 1928. New York City. Beyond the bright lights of the Great White Way, a small-time gambler and big-time drinker returns to the faded hotel he has made his home. He encounters a new night clerk at the front desk and as the early hours of the morning give way to another dawn, he continues to chase the American Dream in order to survive. HUGHIE is a rarely seen one-act theatrical masterpiece that beautifully offers a unique insight into the human condition.

Academy Award®, Golden Globe®, and BAFTA Award winner Forest Whitaker (The Crying GameThe Last King of Scotland, The Butler) makes his highly anticipated Broadway debut in the emotionally charged play HUGHIE by the great Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Eugene O’Neill. This production also features Tony Award® winner Frank Wood (Side Man, Angels in America, Clybourne Park) and is directed by the Tony® and Olivier Award-winning visionary director Michael Grandage (Red, Frost/Nixon, The Cripple of Inishmaan), who is reuniting for the first time with his complete Tony-winning design team from the hit play Red.

Book your tickets today and be the first to experience one of the most exciting Broadway debuts in recent years, in one of Broadway’s most intimate theaters.

HUGHIE is performed with no intermission. No latecomers will be seated once the performance starts.

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See why SPRING AWAKENING is the most accessible show on Broadway by watching our video here

All performances are fully accessible in English and American Sign Language.

Wheelchair locations are available in the orchestra section of the theatre (pending availability).  There is a limit of one wheelchair and companion seat per order. Non-accessible seats may also be purchased in the same transaction.

For guests with limited mobility, there are seats available with movable/folding armrests (“Aisle transfer Seats”) in these locations: Orchestra C101, C114, J101, J114, N101, N114, N26, P23. Mezzanine: C, D25, D 26. The mezzanine requires stairs, as this theatre does not have an elevator or an escalator. All seats in the orchestra section are accessible without using any stairs.  However, the mezzanine seating requires the use of stairs.

For guests with low vision, accessible seats are available in the Orchestra A1-7 and Orchestra A 2-8..

For more details on accessible seating policies please contact the box office directly by calling 212-719-4099.

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Every lottery drawing will be held in both spoken English and ASL. Winners will be drawn in person 90 minutes before showtime. There is a limit of two per person. Tickets may be purchased with either cash or credit.

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See why SPRING AWAKENING is the most accessible show on Broadway by watching our video here

All performances are fully accessible in English and American Sign Language.

Wheelchair locations are available in the orchestra section of the theatre (pending availability).  There is a limit of one wheelchair and companion seat per order. Non-accessible seats may also be purchased in the same transaction.

For guests with limited mobility, there are seats available with movable/folding armrests (“Aisle transfer Seats”) in these locations: Orchestra C101, C114, J101, J114, N101, N114, N26, P23. Mezzanine: C, D25, D 26. The mezzanine requires stairs, as this theatre does not have an elevator or an escalator. All seats in the orchestra section are accessible without using any stairs.  However, the mezzanine seating requires the use of stairs.

For guests with low vision, accessible seats are available in the Orchestra A1-7 and Orchestra A 2-8..

For more details on accessible seating policies please contact the box office directly by calling 212-719-4099.

Brooks Atkinson Theatre
256 W 47th Street · New York, NY 10036
THE STORY

Summer, 1928. New York City. Beyond the bright lights of the Great White Way, a small-time gambler and big-time drinker returns to the faded hotel he has made his home. He encounters a new night clerk at the front desk and as the early hours of the morning give way to another dawn, he continues to chase the American Dream in order to survive. HUGHIE is a rarely seen one-act theatrical masterpiece that beautifully offers a unique insight into the human condition.

Academy Award®, Golden Globe®, and BAFTA Award winner Forest Whitaker (The Crying GameThe Last King of Scotland, The Butler) makes his highly anticipated Broadway debut in the emotionally charged play HUGHIE by the great Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Eugene O’Neill. This production also features Tony Award® winner Frank Wood (Side Man, Angels in America, Clybourne Park) and is directed by the Tony® and Olivier Award-winning visionary director Michael Grandage (Red, Frost/Nixon, The Cripple of Inishmaan), who is reuniting for the first time with his complete Tony-winning design team from the hit play Red.

Book your tickets today and be the first to experience one of the most exciting Broadway debuts in recent years, in one of Broadway’s most intimate theaters.

HUGHIE is performed with no intermission. No latecomers will be seated once the performance starts.

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Forest Whitaker

Erie Smith

is an actor, producer and director who has won an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and BAFTA for his portrayal of Dictator Idi Amin in Kevin Macdonald’s The Last King of Scotland, and has appeared in over fifty films that have collectively grossed over $2 billion. Whitaker studied opera and drama in college and his first big-screen breakout performance was in Amy Heckerling’s Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Over the next thirty years, he worked with the greatest directors of our time, appearing in critically acclaimed films that include Oliver Stone’s Platoon, Clint Eastwood’s Bird (for which Whitaker won the Best Actor Award at Cannes), Martin Scorsese’s The Color of Money (opposite Paul Newman), Robert Altman’s Ready to Wear, Wayne Wang’s Smoke, Barry Levinson’s Good Morning Vietnam, Neil Jordan’s The Crying Game, Jim Jarmusch’s Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, David Fincher’s Panic Room, Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are, Denzel Washington’s The Great Debaters, and Lee Daniels’ The Butler. As a director, Mr. Whitaker’s work includes HBO’s Strapped, Waiting to Exhale, Hope Floats, and First Daughter. Most recently, Mr. Whitaker won critical acclaim for his performance in Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw, with upcoming film projects that include Star Wars: Rogue One.

Frank Wood

Night Clerk

won the Tony Award and the Drama League Award for Side Man. He went on to play the role of “Gene” on London’s West End and in Australia. Frank was last seen on Broadway in Clybourne Park. Off-Broadway, he was in MCC’s production of The Nether at The Lucille Lortel Theatre, and played “Roy Cohn” in the Signature Theatre Company’s revival of Angels in America. Wood’s additional Broadway credits include August: Osage County; Born Yesterday; Hollywood Arms and he has been seen Off-Broadway in the original productions of Spring Awakening at The Atlantic Theatre, Sam Shepard’s The God of Hell, Soho Rep, Playwrights Horizons, Minetta Lane Theatre and CSC. He has been seen on film in Gold, Changeling, Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Dan in Real Life, Thirteen Days, Pollock, People I Know, In America, Down to You, Royal Tennenbaums, Greetings from Tim Buckley, and The Missing Person. Frank’s Television credits include “The Newsroom,” “The Good Wife,” “Modern Family,” “Elementary,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Knick,” “Girls,” “Flight of the Conchords,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Sopranos,” and “Law & Order: SVU.” Frank Wood has performed regionally at The Goodman Theatre; ACT; Long Wharf Theatre; Hartford Stage; Williamstown Theatre Fest.; McCarter Theatre; Cincinnati Playhouse; Arena Stage, DC; Mark Taper Forum, LA. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University (BA) and NYU Graduate Acting Program (MFA).

Peter Bradbury

Standby Erie Smith, Night Clerk

Broadway: King Charles III, Elephant Man (also West End), Casa ValentinaCyrano, PicnicMrs. Warren’s Profession, Championship SeasonNorman Conquests, Man For All SeasonsPresent LaughterHedda Gabler, Caine MutinyHerbal Bed.  Off-Bway: Christmas Carol, Tom Durnin, The OverwhelmingSnakebit, etc. TV: “Shades of Blue,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Homeland,” “House of Cards,” “Sally Hemings,” “Law & Orders,” “Rubicon,” etc.

Eugene O'Neill

Playwright

Born in New York City October 16, 1888, Eugene O’Neill was the first great American playwright. His father was James O’Neill, the famous dramatic actor, and during his early years, O’Neill often traveled with his parents. Beyond the Horizon(1920), the first of his plays to reach Broadway, won a Pulitzer Prize (he eventually won four) and opened the way for serious theatre in this country. In 1936 he became the only American playwright ever awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. His major works include The Emperor Jones (1920); The Hairy Ape (1922); Desire Under the Elms (1924); The Great God Brown (1926); Strange Interlude (1928); Mourning Becomes Electra (1931); Ah, Wilderness! (1933); A Moon for the Misbegotten (1957); Hughie (1964); A Touch of the Poet (1967); and what most authorities consider his two greatest plays, The Iceman Cometh (1964) and Long Day’s Journey into Night, completed in 1941 but unproduced until three years after his death on November 27, 1953.

Michael Grandage

Director

is a multi-award winning director and producer. His recent Broadway credits include Red (Tony Award winner and Drama Desk Award winner for Best Director), The Cripple of Inishmaan, Frost/Nixon, Hamlet with Jude Law and Evita. Mr. Grandage recently directed Nicole Kidman in the West End this fall in the U.K. premiere of the new play Photograph 51, by Anna Ziegler. He was artistic director of London’s Donmar Warehouse from 2002-2012, where his work included Richard II, Luise Miller, Red, King Lear, Jude Law in Hamlet (also Elsinore and New York), Ivanov (Evening Standard and Critics Circle Award Best Director), Madame de Sade, Twelfth Night, The Chalk Garden (Evening Standard and Critics Circle Awards Best Director), Don Juan in Soho, Frost/Nixon (also Gielgud, New York, USA tour, Tony Nomination Award for Best Director), Othello (Evening Standard and Critic’s Circle Awards for Best Director), The Wild Duck (Critic’s Circle Award Best Director), Guys and Dolls (Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production), Grand Hotel (Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production and Evening Standard Award Best Director), The Cut, After Miss Julie, Caligula (Olivier Award Best Director), Merrily We Roll Along (Evening Standard Award Best Director), Passion Play (Evening Standard Award and Critics Circle Award for Best Director). For Sheffield Theatres, he directed many productions including Don Carlos (Evening Standard Award Best Director). He has been awarded Honorary Doctorates by both Sheffield University and Sheffield Hallam University and is President of Central School of Speech and Drama. He was appointed CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2011. His book A Decade at the Donmar, was published by Constable & Robins in 2012. www.michaelgrandagecompany.com
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Christopher Oram

Scenic and Costume Design

Recipient of the Tony, Olivier, Evening Standard, Critics Circle, Garland and Ovation awards for his work both here in the U.S. and in the U.K. Recent work on Broadway includes the scenic and costume designs for Wolf Hall Parts 1 & 2 (Winter Garden), The Cripple of Inishmaan (Cort), Evita (Marquis), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Richard Rogers) and the Donmar Warehouse productions of Red (Golden), Hamlet with Jude Law (Broadhurst) and Frost/Nixon (Jacobs). Also, Macbeth with Kenneth Branagh (Park Avenue Armory), King Lear with Derek Jacobi (BAM), and the Glyndebourne production of Billy Budd (BAM).

Neil Austin

Lighting Design

Recipient of the 2010 Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Red and the 2011 Olivier Award for The White Guard (National Theatre, UK). U.S. credits include: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Evita, Red, Hamlet, The Seafarer, andFrost/Nixon (Broadway), Macbeth (Park Avenue Armory), The Night Alive (Atlantic Theatre), Julius Caesar (St. Ann’s Warehouse), Carousel (Lyric Opera of Chicago), The Sunshine Boys (Ahmanson), Red, Parade (Mark Taper Forum), Madame Butterfly (Houston Grand Opera), Evita & Frost/Nixon (US 1st National Tours). He has designed over 240 productions in the UK and worldwide, including: 38 for the National Theatre, 25 for the Donmar Warehouse and 31 in the West End.

Adam Cork

Sound Design and Original Music

has written mainly for the stage, incorporating sound design within his work to create integrated music and sound scores embracing instrumental music, electronic music and song for many celebrated productions. London Road,(NT) co-written by Adam with Alecky Blythe, won the Critic’s Circle Award for Best Musical in 2011 and a feature film version was released in 2015. Adam also received an Olivier Award in 2011 for King Lear (Donmar), the Evening Standard ‘Best Design’ Award 2011 for Anna Christie & King Lear (Donmar), and a Tony Award in 2010 for his music & sound score for Red (Donmar/Broadway). In 2010 Adam also received a Tony Award nomination ‘Best Score’ (Music & Lyrics) for Enron (Headlong/West End/Broadway). Also on Broadway, his sound design for Macbeth (2008) was nominated for a Tony Award and his music for Frost/Nixon (2007) was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. Other theatre work includes Photograph 51, Henry V, Peter & Alice (MGC/Coward); Three Days in the Country, Phèdre (NT); Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest (RSC); Richard II, A Streetcar Named Desire, Othello, The Chalk Garden, Creditors, The Wild Duck, Caligula (Donmar); Hamlet (also Broadway), Ivanov (Donmar/Wyndham’s); No Man’s Land (Duke of York’s); Six Characters in Search of an Author (Gielgud/Chichester); Don Carlos (Gielgud/Sheffield); Medea, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, The Late Henry Moss (Almeida); Faustus, Paradise Lost (Headlong). Screen work includes London Road, Genius, The Hollow Crown: Richard II, Macbeth, Frances Tuesday, Re-ignited, Imprints, Bust and Tripletake. Radio scores include Losing Rosalind, The Luneberg Variation, The Colonel-Bird, On the Ceiling.

STEVEN SATER

Book and Lyrics

was awarded the 2007 Tony Awards for Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score for Spring Awakening along with the Drama Desk and Outer Critic Circle Awards for Best Lyrics. With alt-rocker Duncan Sheik, he received the 2007 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album for Spring Awakening. In addition, the two received The Dramatists Guild Hull-Warriner Award, the Outer Critics Circle, the Drama Desk, the Lucille Lortel, New York Drama Critics’ Circle, and Drama League Awards for Best Musical. Steven is the author of numerous plays, including the long-running Carbondale Dreams, Perfect for You, Doll (the Rosenthal Prize, Cincinnati Playhouse); Umbrage (Steppenwolf New Play Prize); A Footnote to the Iliad (New York Stage and Film, The Miniature Theatre of Chester); Asylum (Naked Angels); Murder at the Gates (commissioned by Eye of the Storm); In Search of Lost Wings (Sanford Meisner Theater) and a re-conceived version of Shakespeare’s Tempest, with music by Laurie Anderson, which played London’s Lyric Hammersmith and toured throughout Great Britain. In addition to Spring Awakening, Sater has collaborated with Sheik on the NY premiere of Umbrage (HERE), Nero (The Magic Theatre, workshopped at the New York Shakespeare Festival and New York Stage & Film), and The Nightingale (workshopped at the O’Neill Musical Theatre Conference, La Jolla Playhouse, A.C.T., and New York Theater Workshop). He is also hard at work with System of a Down’s Serj Tankian on a musical version of Prometheus Bound, to be directed by Diane Paulus at the American Repertory Theater. Sater is the lyricist for Sheik’s critically acclaimed album Phantom Moon (Nonesuch), and together the two wrote the songs for Michael Mayer’s feature film A Home at the End of the World (Warner Classics) as well as the independent features Brother’s Shadow and Mary Stuart Masterson’s The Cake Eaters. Sater is also co-creator and executive producer, with Paul Reiser, of recent pilots for both NBC and Sony/FX, and has developed two projects for HBO, and another for Showtime (with Reiser). He is also at work, with Jessie Nelson, on a feature film and is creating an original movie musical for producer Larry Mark. In addition, Steven works as a lyricist with various composers in the pop/rock world — recently writing songs with Burt Bacharach, Johnny Mandel, Andreas Carlsson and William Joseph.

DUNCAN SHEIK

Music

In addition to writing the music for Spring Awakening (2007 Tony Awards for Best Orchestrations and Best Original Score, 2008 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album), Sheik’s other theater credits include: Nero (Another Golden Rome) (currently in development), The Nightingale (currently in development), and Whisper House (currently in development). Recorded works include: Whisper House (Sony/Victor 2009), White Limousine (Rounder 2006), Daylight (Atlantic Records 2002), Phantom Moon (Nonesuch 2001), Humming (Atlantic Records 1998), and Duncan Sheik (Grammy Nomination, Best Male Vocal) (Atlantic Records 1996). Film Scores include: DARE (2009), Little Spirit: Christmas in New York (2008), Capers (2007) and The Cake Eaters (2007). Producer Credits include: Holly Brook (forthcoming CD 2009), Micah Green (2008), Spring Awakening Original Cast Album (Universal 2007) and Chris Garneau (2006).

SPENCER LIFF

Choreographer

@spencerliff. Spencer Liff’s choreography can currently be seen on Broadway in Hedwig and The Angry Inch. Spencer’s choreography has been seen in Sleepless in Seattle, at Pasadena Playhouse; Two Gentleman of Verona: A Rock Opera for The Shakespeare Theater Company; a new production of Oliver! for The Human Race Theater; A Snow White Christmas, and Aladdin for Lythgoe Family Productions; On a Clear Day… for MTW (director /choreographer); The Wedding Singer for MTW; Saturday Night Fever for Royal Caribbean; two original shows for Disney’s newest cruise ship The Fantasy; and, Broadway by the Year at Town Hall in NYC. His most recent television work was on the past 5 seasons of the hit FOX television show, “So You Think You Can Dance.”  His work on the show earned him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Choreography in 2012. This year, Spencer choreographed “The Emmy Awards” starring Neil Patrick Harris. Other recent television choreography credits include “Mike and Molly,” “2 Broke Girls,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Parks and Recreation,” and the upcoming MTV series, “Happyland.” As a performer, Spencer has been a memorable presence on stage and screen. He earned his Equity card at the young age of 7 in the first national tour of The Will Rogers Follies, directed by Tommy Tune. He made his Broadway debut in Big -The Musical, followed by The Wedding Singer, Cry-baby, Equus, and 9 to 5. Spencer won the 2008 Fred Astaire Award as Best Male Dancer on Broadway for his role in Cry-baby, for which he was also assistant choreographer and dance captain. Film and TV credits include Hairspray as Mikey; Across The Universe as Daniel; Footloose; “Smash;” and “Gypsy with Bette Midler. Spencer has danced for two Presidents of The United States, performed on The Tony Awards five times, The Academy Awards twice, The Kennedy Center Honors four times and The Grammy Awards once.

MICHAEL ARDEN

Director

@michaelarden made his Broadway debut in Deaf West and the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Big River. Directing credits include La Ronde, for The Forest of Arden; For the Record: John Hughes, both in Los Angeles and NYC; A Tale of Two Cities (Associate) on Broadway; and various other plays in bedrooms and kitchens. Other theatre credits include The Times they are a Changin’; Ragtime (Avery Fisher); It’s Only Life; Swimming in the Shallows; Ace; Juno; As You Like It; The Winter’s Tale; The Secret Garden; Pippin (Mark Taper Forum); and Aspects of Love, directed by Sir Trevor Nunn (Menier Chocolate Factory, London). Film credits include Source Code, Bride Wars, The Good Shepherd, Over/Under, My Eleventh and The Odd Life of Timothy Green. Michael can currently be seen on the series “Anger Management” on F/X and FOX. Other TV credits include “GCB,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Royal Pains,” “Unforgettable,” “Off the Map,” “Kings,” “The Closer,” “The Forgotten,” “Bones,” “The Return of Jezebel James,” “Cashmere Mafia,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “NUMB3RS.” His concert work includes: Barbra Streisand, Chris Botti, BELOW 54, Feinstein’s at the Regency and Joe’s Pub. Michael also formed the site-specific theater company The Forest of Arden and their immersive production of La Ronde is currently being developed into a feature film. Training: The Julliard School. Michael recently appeared as Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame at the La Jolla Playhouse.

KEN DAVENPORT

Producer

@kendavenport is a Broadway producer whose credits include Kinky Boots (Broadway – Tony Award, National Tour, Toronto and West End), The Visit (Tony nomination), It’s Only a Play, Mothers and Sons (Tony nomination), The Bridges of Madison County, Macbeth starring Alan Cumming, Godspell, ChinglishOleanna starring Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles, Speed-the-Plow, Will Ferrell’s You’re Welcome America (Tony nomination), Blithe Spirit starring Angela Lansbury (Broadway, West End and National Tour), and 13, as well as Daddy Long Legs, That Bachelorette Show, Altar Boyz, My First Time, The Awesome 80s Prom, and Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage Off-Broadway. He also produced the award winning These Magnificent Miles: On the Long Road with Red Wanting Blue, a documentary on one of the top unsigned rock bands in the country. Ken was featured on a national commercial for Apple’s iPhone, named one of Crain’s “40 Under Forty” and is one of the co-founders of TEDxBroadway. Combined, Ken’s productions have grossed more than $100 million worldwide and are being produced internationally in over 25 countries including Germany, Mexico, France, and Korea. He created and developed the Broadway board game Be A Broadway Star, as seen on “The Today Show.” He also runs a number of theatrical websites including YourBroadwayGenius.com and DidHeLikeIt.com, for which he also developed a smartphone app. His blog, TheProducersPerspective.com, has been featured in Vanity FairNew York MagazineThe Gothamist and more. He has written articles for Forbes, Mashable, Imedia and others. Current projects include his adaptation of the novel and film Somewhere in Time, which premiered at Portland Center Stage, Gettin’ The Band Back Together which premiered at George Street Playhouse, as well as bringing the first ever revival of A Few Good Men to Broadway. For more information, visit www.DavenportTheatrical.com.

CODY LASSEN

Producer

consults with major studios, producers and agencies to help them discover how they should market their shows to have the best chance at financial and critical success. Previously, he served as Marketing Director for LA’s Center Theatre Group and its three theatres: The Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum & the Kirk Douglas Theatre, overseeing marketing efforts that result in more than 500,000 tickets and $30 million in ticket revenue annually. Recent producing credits include two sold-out and critically-acclaimed productions of Deaf West’s Spring Awakening, in Los Angeles; Broadway’s Macbeth, starring Alan Cumming; and the upcoming musical Somewhere in Time. He is currently represented on Broadway by Kinky Boots. Cody is a graduate of DePaul University and the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business and serves as vice-chair of the Board of Directors of GLAAD, the nation’s leading LGBT advocacy organization. Cody lives in Malibu with his partner Nitzan.

HUNTER ARNOLD

Producer

is a Broadway Producer whose recent credits include The Visit (Tony nomination), It’s Only A Play, Mothers and Sons (Tony nomination), The Bridges of Madison County, Kinky Boots (Tony Award), Macbeth with Alan Cumming, Godspell and Chinglish. Upcoming projects include The Great White Hope, Somewhere in Time and A Little More Alive. In addition to his producing projects Hunter is the founder of the New Musical Creative Collective, an organization focusing on the support and development of Broadway’s emerging musical theatre composers, lyricists and book writers. Hunter is also the founder and CEO of ARTech Holdings, LLC, an incubator and holding company focused on generating technologies to support the live arts community. Upcoming projects in this space include an arts education portal and a membership community for accredited, live-theater investors: Broadraise.com.

DEAF WEST THEATRE (DWT) (David J. Kurs, Artistic Director)

Producer

@DeafWest’s productions are renowned for weaving ASL with spoken English to create a seamless ballet of movement and voice, thereby creating a fully inclusive theatrical experience for deaf, hard of hearing and hearing audiences. Spring Awakening marks DWT’s fifth musical production. The company’s Big River received Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle and Backstage Garland awards for Best Musical in its L.A. premiere, then went on to garner a Tony nomination and four Drama Desk Awards when it transferred to Broadway. Pippin was produced at the Mark Taper Forum in a co-production with Center Theatre Group, and Sleeping Beauty Wakes, also a co-production with CTG, was presented at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. DWT’s production of Oliver! was honored with an Ovation Award for Best Musical. Other award-winning productions from Deaf West include Cyrano (a co-production with the Fountain Theatre – Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Production) and A Streetcar Named Desire (Ovation Award for Best Play). In 2005, DWT was selected to receive the Highest Recognition Award by the Secretary of Health and Human Services for its “distinguished contributions to improve and enrich the cultural lives of deaf and hard of hearing actors and theater patrons.” DWT’s most recent production, American Buffalo by David Mamet, premiered February 2015 in association with Cal State Los Angeles.

 

The Deaf West production of Spring Awakening was originally produced in Los Angeles by Deaf West Theatre, Forest of Arden, The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Cody Lassen, Jarrod Musano, Christopher Sepulveda, Ann E. Wareham, Philip & Monica Rosenthal, Chockstone Pictures, John C. Hal & Victoria Morris.

REVIEWS

"CRITICS’ PICK! In MICHAEL GRANDAGE’s dream of a revival, the EXCELLENT FOREST WHITAKER gives A TRANSFIXING BROADWAY DEBUT."

"DEEPLY SATISFYING. ‘HUGHIE’ GLOWS thanks to FOREST WHITAKER onstage and MICHAEL GRANDAGE as director—the perfect people for the jobs."

"MAGNETIC AND COMPELLING. An extraordinary kind of heaven to watch."

"FOREST WHITAKER is OUTSTANDING in the finely-etched revival of EUGENE O'NEILL's 'HUGHIE,' under MICHAEL GRANDAGE'S well-calibrated direction."

"FOREST WHITAKER makes A MOVING BROADWAY DEBUT that will resonate with anyone."

"It's a burst of applause as the great Oscar winner Forest Whitaker makes a powerful Broadway debut."

"A MUST-SEE SHOW!"

"A GORGEOUS PRODUCTION."

"Close your eyes and just listen. Forest Whitaker makes a moving Broadway debut."

"A JEWEL OF A PRODUCTION."

"Whitaker brings a buoyant, sweet, almost delicate sensibility to the breakable soul."

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