Thursday, 14 June 2007

Broadway's 'Spring Awakening' scoops 8 Tony Awards

Congratulations to Stagedoor Manor alumn Skylar Astin and the talented young cast of Broadway's Spring Awakening. The hit musical scooped eight Tony Awards this week, topping the 2007 bill.

Spring Awakening was named Best Musical, and also won awards for Best Director of a Musical, Best Original Score, Best Book of a Musical, Best Orchestrations, Best Featured Actor in a Musical, and Best Choreography and Best Lighting Design of a Musical.

Watch as fellow Stagedoor Manor alumn Zach Braff introduces the cast of Spring Awakening, with their medley from the 2007 Tony Awards. (Includes: Mama Who Bore Me, The Bitch of Living, Totally Fucked)... Skylar's the one with the funky hairdo that sings the second verse of The Bitch of Living - complete with lyric changes for US TV ;-)...

The Tony recognition has helped boost demand for tickets for the highly acclaimed Broadway show. The musical, being staged at New York's Eugene O'Neil Theatre, as taken US$1.3 million since the awards ceremony.

Other big winners at this year's awards - including musicals Grey Gardens (about eccentric relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis) and Curtains (from Chicago creators, Kander and Ebb) - have also seen a box office boost following their awards.

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