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SPRING AWAKENING Revival in the Works?

SPRING AWAKENING Revival in the Works?

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TaffyDavenport
#1SPRING AWAKENING Revival in the Works?
Posted: 8/20/22 at 11:58am

The rumor mill is churning on this one, starring Eva Noblezada.

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ErmengardeStopSniveling
#2SPRING AWAKENING Revival in the Works?
Posted: 8/20/22 at 12:03pm

Yet another? Directed by whom? And for Broadway, or at a regional house?

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TaffyDavenport
#3SPRING AWAKENING Revival in the Works?
Posted: 8/20/22 at 12:09pm

For Broadway. No other info except that Eva is attached. We’ll have to wait and see if the rumor has legs.

Edit: Supposedly the Rupert Goold London revival.

Updated On: 8/20/22 at 12:09 PM

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JBroadway
#4SPRING AWAKENING Revival in the Works?
Posted: 8/20/22 at 12:09pm

Random....

I really don't see why they would do this commercially on Broadway. The last revival was well-received, but still flopped, and Noblezada is far from a bankable name.

She'd be great in the role though. As much as I'd be perfectly happy to see this in NYC (for my own sake, as an audience member), this feels like a project that would be perfect for one of the high-profile, well-respected regional houses.
 

Updated On: 8/20/22 at 12:09 PM

BCfitasafiddle
#5SPRING AWAKENING Revival in the Works?
Posted: 8/20/22 at 12:12pm

The original production and the Deaf West productions were both perfection. I don't think we need another take on it for a while. I can't imagine improving upon what has been done before. 

And from a business standpoint, didn't the 2015 revival struggle financially even as a limited run? I don't see this being a success.

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TaffyDavenport
#6SPRING AWAKENING Revival in the Works?
Posted: 8/20/22 at 12:21pm

Sorry, forgot to mention that it’s supposedly the Rupert Goold London revival, so it’s a transfer. Had to revisit the info, so I guess I buried the lede there...

Updated On: 8/20/22 at 12:21 PM

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Plannietink08
#7SPRING AWAKENING Revival in the Works?
Posted: 8/20/22 at 12:21pm

A few years ago this would have been great casting but isn’t she a bit old for that role now?


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JBroadway
#8SPRING AWAKENING Revival in the Works?
Posted: 8/20/22 at 12:32pm

Noblezada looks young - she could probably still play Wendla. I don't know how old Sandra Mae Frank is but I assumed she was in her mid-20s when she played Wendla, and I thought it worked just fine.

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ErmengardeStopSniveling
#9SPRING AWAKENING Revival in the Works?
Posted: 8/20/22 at 12:36pm

Was the Goold revival good at the Almeida?

I like that Eva N is constantly busy working, but I just do not see this succeeding financially. The original was not a massive hit (made worse by the economy at that time). The Deaf West revival's reviews were about as good as anyone could ever hope for a Broadway revival, and it didn't translate into ticket sales.

Also, there are SO MANY other shows deserving of a Bway revival. Burn some money on a revival of PASSION or CITY OF ANGELS instead.

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Jordan Catalano
#10SPRING AWAKENING Revival in the Works?
Posted: 8/20/22 at 12:36pm

It would be interesting for the recent London revival to transfer here and (supposedly) to the West End at the same time. 
 

This new revival feels so much different than any production I’d seen prior, so I think people saying a “new take” isn’t needed will be pleasantly surprised. It’s new but also still feels very classic. I absolutely adored it. 

singer234
#11SPRING AWAKENING Revival in the Works?
Posted: 8/20/22 at 12:38pm

I had heard months ago they wanted to transfer depending on theatre availability. The production was supposed to be breathtaking. Eva is a little old for this, but Amara was about 24/25 when she did it in London. Eva is 26, but also reads young (especially if she grows out her hair) and would sing the s*it out of this. This version is without a doubt the darkest yet, and it’s incredibly timely. A lot of teens who were born around the time the original opened are discovering the show now and falling in love with it-that crossover wasn’t quite there in 2015 imo. This could do very well.

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Jordan Catalano
#12SPRING AWAKENING Revival in the Works?
Posted: 8/20/22 at 12:44pm

The darkness of the production is what makes it so good. But it is a “small” production so I don’t know how it would work in a house bigger than The Booth. 

BCfitasafiddle
#13SPRING AWAKENING Revival in the Works?
Posted: 8/20/22 at 12:45pm

Would be sweet timing if this came in the Spring when Lea was still doing Funny Girl and Merrily transfers with Groff. 

Jarethan
#14SPRING AWAKENING Revival in the Works?
Posted: 8/20/22 at 1:00pm

ErmengardeStopSniveling said: "Was the Goold revival good at the Almeida?

I like that Eva N is constantly busy working, but I just do not see this succeeding financially. The original was not a massive hit (made worse by the economy at that time). The Deaf West revival's reviews were about as good as anyone could ever hope for a Broadway revival, and it didn't translate into ticket sales.

Also, there are SO MANY other shows deserving of a Bway revival. Burn some money on a revival of PASSION or CITY OF ANGELS instead.
"

The great thing about this board is that there are so many opinions.  OF all the acclaimed musicals I have seen, I hated those two the most.  Passion was a BIG financial flop, so the only way I see this getting revived is if Roundabout decides to do it.  Re City of Angels, I also believe that did not return its investment, but I am not positive.  Despite the great reviews, audiences did not really love it.  It was a best musical that ran 18 months, but it struggled for at least half of that run.  Again, only if non-profit, I suspect.

I liked Spring Awakening, but I don't see it needing a revival and I doubt whether it would be a financial success.

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RippedMan
#15SPRING AWAKENING Revival in the Works?
Posted: 8/20/22 at 1:23pm

The fact that this is being revived twice in the span of a few years is kind of crazy. Is this the new gypsy? I'd much rather see another Gypsy. 

I think the music is gorgeous - even if the lyrics don't make much sense - so I'd be curious to see another version, but not sure it's commercial at all. Or really what the point of a revival would be. To make money? Then I don't see it working. To revive the property? Sure? 

BETTY22
#16SPRING AWAKENING Revival in the Works?
Posted: 8/20/22 at 1:50pm

I tried so hard to like this show - but.......

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#17SPRING AWAKENING Revival in the Works?
Posted: 8/20/22 at 2:23pm

What I'm about to say might not age well, but here goes:

I'm gonna go ahead and predict that this doesn't actually happen. I think this is just a rumor; maybe there are real conversations happening behind the scenes, but my bet is that it won't come to fruition - at least not as a commercial Broadway production. I'll be less surprised if it happens in some other capacity (West end, regional, off-Broadway, or even non-profit Broadway).

Of course, if I'm wrong, I'll happily admit it. But that's my gut feeling at the moment.

Updated On: 8/20/22 at 02:23 PM

InTheKnowEvenIfYouDontBelieve
#18SPRING AWAKENING Revival in the Works?
Posted: 8/20/22 at 2:42pm

Studio 54 or the August Wilson if ticket sales don’t skyrocket.  100% happening.  

Ke3
#19SPRING AWAKENING Revival in the Works?
Posted: 8/20/22 at 3:53pm

ErmengardeStopSniveling said: "Was the Goold revival good at the Almeida?

I like that Eva N is constantly busy working, but I just do not see this succeeding financially. The original was not a massive hit (made worse by the economy at that time). The Deaf West revival's reviews were about as good as anyone could ever hope for a Broadway revival, and it didn't translate into ticket sales.

Also, there are SO MANY other shows deserving of a Bway revival. Burn some money on a revival of PASSION or CITY OF ANGELS instead.
"

City Of Angels was supposed to play London at the start of the pandemic. Obviously didn't happen, but later in 2020 Vanessa Williams said they were still in talks to do it. 2020 was basically another lifetime though so I'm thinking that production is dead.

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#20SPRING AWAKENING Revival in the Works?
Posted: 8/20/22 at 4:53pm

InTheKnowEvenIfYouDontBelieve said: "Studio 54 or the August Wilson if ticket sales don’t skyrocket. 100% happening."

who's producing?

the number of revivals next season is kind of staggering!

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imeldasturn
#21SPRING AWAKENING Revival in the Works?
Posted: 8/20/22 at 5:07pm

Ke3 said: "ErmengardeStopSniveling said: "Was the Goold revival good at the Almeida?

I like that Eva N is constantly busy working, but I just do not see this succeeding financially. The original was not a massive hit (made worse by the economy at that time). The Deaf West revival's reviews were about as good as anyone could ever hope for a Broadway revival, and it didn't translate into ticket sales.

Also, there are SO MANY other shows deserving of a Bway revival. Burn some money on a revival of PASSION or CITY OF ANGELS instead.
"

City Of Angels was supposed to play London at the start of the pandemic. Obviously didn't happen, but later in 2020 Vanessa Williams said they were still in talks to do it. 2020 was basically another lifetime though so I'm thinking that production is dead.
"

It *did* happen, it played a few previews before lockdown 

 

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RippedMan
#22SPRING AWAKENING Revival in the Works?
Posted: 8/20/22 at 5:08pm

Did the original production ever play the West End? Was it received well? 

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imeldasturn
#23SPRING AWAKENING Revival in the Works?
Posted: 8/20/22 at 5:21pm

RippedMan said: "Did the original production ever play the West End? Was it received well?"

It got raves in the West End but closed after only 4 months back in the early 90s. The production with Vanessa Williams was a transfer of the sold out Donmar Warehouse production, which won the Olivier for best revival in 2015

EDIT: Sorry I was still thinking about City of Angels!

SA was a critical hit, won a bunch of Olivier Awards, but tanked spectacularly and closed really quickly. It was in the West End for like 2 months

Updated On: 8/20/22 at 05:21 PM

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starcatchers
#24SPRING AWAKENING Revival in the Works?
Posted: 8/20/22 at 5:50pm

The only place I’ve heard this rumour is one that needs to be taken with a massive grain of salt so I’m not really expecting it, but I’ll be interested to see if it does turn out to be true. 


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#25SPRING AWAKENING Revival in the Works?
Posted: 8/20/22 at 5:54pm

starcatchers said: "The only place I’ve heard this rumour is one that needs to be taken with a massive grain of salt so I’m not really expecting it, but I’ll be interested to see if it does turn out to be true."

The place it’s from just posted about the TAKE ME OUT run 5 days before it was announced. I’m not saying it’s 100% true, but the grain of salt isn’t massive.

Updated On: 8/21/22 at 05:54 PM