20:00, Sun 8th December 2019 at Savoy Theatre
20:00, Wed 11th December 2019 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
12:30, Sat 14th December 2019 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
20:00, Tue 17th December 2019 at Royal Court Theatre
17:00, Fri 20th December 2019 at Noël Coward Theatre
19:30, Sat 21st December 2019 at The Old Vic
19:30, Tue 24th December 2019 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
20:00, Wed 25th December 2019 at Crucible Theatre
19:30, Thu 26th December 2019 at Gielgud Theatre
20:00, Sun 29th December 2019 at Globe Theatre, London
Spring Awakening is a rock musical with music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. It is based on the controversial German play Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind which was banned in Germany for some time due to its frank portrayal of abortion, homosexuality, rape, child abuse and suicide. Set in late-19th century Germany, the musical tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of 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. Its cast included Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele and John Gallagher, Jr. whilst its creative team embodied director Michael Mayer and choreographer Bill T. Jones. The original Broadway production won 8 Tony Awards, including Tonys for Best Musical, Direction, Book, Score and Featured Actor. The production also garnered 4 Drama Desk Awards whilst its original cast album received a Grammy Award.
The success of the Broadway production has spawned several other productions worldwide, including various US productions, a short West End production that won 4 Laurence Olivier Awards including Best Musical, and a series of international productions.