It’s back, and it’s taking over the Tony Awards! Of course we’re talking about the critically acclaimed ‘Spring Awakening,’ who took the stage to show off the revival’s incredible new twist.
Spring Awakening was one of the many musicals that dominated the 2016 Tony Awards on Sunday night, June 12, in New York City. Led by Alex Boniello as the voice of Moritz, the ensemble cast gave an exciting performance during Broadway’s biggest night.
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So cool! Spring Awakening‘s revival took the stage at the Tony Awards to show the world how it’s different from the original, but still has the same spirit of angsty teens embracing adolescence. Introduced by Marlee Matlin, the actress praised the revival for including performers who were disabled, including deaf actors and actresses.
As you could see during the performance, the new version of the musical features performers using sign language to tell the story in more ways than one. The cast performed “Bitch Of Living,” an intense song in which most of the male cast members rant about their adolescent qualms. Of course, that included girls, including Ali Stroker, who is a featured cast member in a wheelchair.
As fans of the original show, which starred now well-known actors and actresses such as Lea Michele and Skylar Astin, it was incredible to watch the show take on a new life in 2016. With it’s new twist and the inclusion of performers from various backgrounds, watching the revival performance will definitely give you chills!
Spring Awakening is up for multiple Tony Awards, including Best Revival and Best Direction. Make sure to check out HollywoodLife.com‘s FULL list of winners by clicking HERE.
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