It is based on the German play Spring Awakening (1891) by Frank Wedekind.
Set in late-19th-century Germany, the musical tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of teenage sexuality.
In the musical, alternative rock is employed as part of the folk-infused rock score.
Following its conception in the late 1990s and various workshops, concerts, rewrites and its Off-Broadway debut, the original Broadway production of Spring Awakening opened at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre on December 10, 2006.
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2006 Off-Broadway 2006 Broadway 2008 First US Tour 2009 Vienna 2009 West End 2009 Tokyo 2010 Sydney 2010 Buenos Aires 2010 Second US Tour 2015 Caracas 2015 Broadway revival 2016 Leicester NYMTuk 2016 Barcelona 2017 Third US Tour Tony Award for Best Musical Tony Award for Best Book Tony Award for Best Score Drama Desk Outstanding Musical Drama Desk Outstanding Music Drama Desk Outstanding Lyrics Outer Critics Outstanding Musical Outer Critics Outstanding Score Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best Musical Olivier Award for Best New Musical Spring Awakening is a rock musical with music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater.
The show about adolescent sexuality in repressive times is set to a powerful rock and roll soundtrack.The production also garnered four Drama Desk Awards, while its original cast album received a Grammy Award.In addition, the show was revived in 2015 on Broadway and garnered three Tony Award nominations, among other honors.The first time I heard a Fela Kuti record I was at a friend’s house.The beat is one of the best things about this song.