Stage & Dance

'Spring Awakening' tour to come to Louisville

NEW YORK — Spring Awakening, last season's big Tony-winning musical, is hitting the road.

The show, which won eight 2007 Tony Awards including best musical, officially opens its North American tour Sept. 4 to Oct. 12 at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco. It will play a pre-tour engagement Aug. 15-31 at San Diego's Balboa Theatre.

The tour will bring the pop musical to the Kentucky Center in Louisville from June 2 to 7, 2009. An on-sale date for tickets has not been announced

Other cities on the show's route include Washington; Baltimore; Toronto; Seattle; Portland, Ore.; Houston; Tempe, Ariz.; East Lansing, Mich.; and Tampa, Fla. Other venues will be announced later.

Spring Awakening, a musical adaptation by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater of Frank Wedekind's classic German drama, began life off-Broadway during the summer 2006 at the Atlantic Theater Company. Later that year, it moved to Broadway's Eugene O'Neill Theatre, where it is still running.

Set in provincial 19th-century Germany, the show tells the story of a group of teenagers trying to come to terms with life and their own sexuality.

For more information about the show, visit www.springawakening.com. For more about the tour and the Louisville date, visit www.broadwayacrossamerica.com or www.kentuckycenter.org.

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