Smash and Broadway alums Krysta Rodriguez and Andy Mientus have joined the cast of Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening. The previously reported production, helmed by Mientus' fiancé, fellow Broadway fave Michael Arden, will play a limited engagement May 21 through June 7 at the Bram Goldsmith Theater. Opening night is set for May 28.
The musical will be performed both in American Sign Language and English. Along with Rodriguez (who appeared in Spring Awakening on Broadway) and Mientus (Les Miz) the cast will include Joey Antonio, Hillary Baack, Miles Barbee, Sean Barna, Katie Boeck, Joshua Castille, Julian Comeau, Daniel N. Durant, Treshelle Edmond, Sandra Mae Frank, Kathryn Gallagher, Gabrielle Garza, Sean Grandillo, Karla Gutierrez, Amelia Hensley, Lauren M. Luiz, Daniel Marmion, Austin McKenzie, Natacha Roi, Howie Seago, Daniel David Stewart, Ali Stroker, Alexandra Winter and Alex Wyse.
A re-imagining of Frank Wedekind's 1891 play with music by Duncan Sheik, book and lyrics by Steven Sater, the Tony-winning Spring Awakening boldly depicts how young people navigate the thrilling, confusing and mysterious time of their sexual awakening. The story centers around a brilliant young student named Melchior, his troubled friend Moritz and Wendla, a beautiful young girl on the verge of womanhood. The production will be choreographed by Hedwig’s Spencer Liff.