Already closed | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Spring Awakening (Original Broadway Production)

From 536 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great singing

About the show

This original Broadway production about teenagers discovering their sexuality and the problems that come with that, won Best Musical and featured a star-studded cast including Jonathan Groff and Lea Michelle. More…

Based on Frank Wedekind's play of the same name, Spring Awakening depicts a dozen young people making their way through the thrilling, complicated and mysterious time of sexual awakening.

2h 30m | Already closed | Eugene O'Neill Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (536)


Absorbing, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great singing
Avg Score

Clever, Great singing, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if Interesting concept. Some parts work better than others. The music is great. The singing is wonderful, the acting is not.

Don't see it if it's bare bones to the bare bones. The story is dated. The new production is way better, more exciting and moving.

Absorbing, Ambitious, Great staging, Original, Relevant

See it if You want to take your teenager to a more important, relevant musical.

Don't see it if You dislike rock musicals or can't talk to your teenager about sex.

Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful

See it if You like theater.

Don't see it if You lack any sense of wonder.

Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Great writing, Relevant

See it if you want to see a modern, well written production, excellent choreography, and an up and coming cast of future stars

Don't see it if you want a traditional experience or are sensitive to sexual situations

Absorbing, Resonant, Original, Wonderful score, 3 star making performances

See it if Saw it off then on Bway. New stars John Gallagher, Jr., (Tony award), Jonathan Groff, (Tony nomination), Lea Michele, (Glee). Great score.

Don't see it if You are prudish, hate rock, like modern stories.

Thought-provoking, Profound, Original, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy seeing the boundaries of musical theatre pushed / you understand the value of theatre to explore the uncomfortable

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with frank explorations of controversial topics / you dislike rock musicals.

Exquisite, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if Every reason. Touch me... so many young artists, soon to be discovered (Groff, Michele, Gallagher, Astin). Duncan Sheik!

Don't see it if See it

Original, Absorbing, Edgy, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if enjoy well written musicals, definitely one of Duncan Sheik's best work.

Don't see it if you are sensitive to coming of age/sexuality subject matter.

Intense, Great writing, Great singing, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you are a fan of Duncan Sheik's music and want to see a new approach to musical theater.

Don't see it if you are offended by teenagers' sexual thoughts, desires, and actions.

Banal, Excruciating, Overrated, Indulgent, Cliched

See it if You wanted loud singing and no pathos in a ruination of an amazing original source text

Don't see it if you don't want the above. I just wrote this to show how incredible the revival is comparatively :P

Absorbing, Great music, Edgy, Resonant

See it if You love Duncan Sheik's score and are in your teens.

Don't see it if You can't stand goofy, melodramatic dialogue...albeit that dialogue ensconced in extraordinarily beautiful music performed by an epic cast.

Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Masterful

See it if emotional story telling in a musical is the thing that drives you, along with powerful singing and staging. a must see

Don't see it if talk of sex bothers you

Masterful, Profound, Intense, Elegiac, Beautiful

See it if I saw the original, and this revival was better. The casting choices made the show work in a deeper and more meaningful way. Piercing.

Don't see it if are Darth Vader.

Entertaining, Great staging, Original, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy modern musicals.

Don't see it if You are looking for a conventional Broadway musical.

Must see, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Great acting, Great singing

See it if It should be a requirement that every high school student see this show with his or her parents at least once

Don't see it if You think puberty is stupid and don’t want to see a show about a bunch of teenagers.

Also This is the teenager show that everyone need

Entertaining, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if you like a play about youths growing up.

Don't see it if were expecting a warm, fuzzy feel good show.

Enchanting, Entertaining, Edgy

See it if you love pop music and edgy kids singing about very rough topic

Don't see it if you're looking for something light - this is not for you.

Ambitious, Edgy, Intelligent, Intense, Great score

See it if this was a stunning, moving, difficult piece of theatre worthy of all its accolades. Smart, intense, dark, unforgettable.

Don't see it if Not for young kids. If you can't suspend disbelief for the incongruous modern rock numbers in a 19th century school.

Disappointing, Overrated, Great acting

See it if See the one that's currently on Broadway- it's incredible and more meaningful compared to this one.

Don't see it if Same as above.

Ambitious, Clever, Romantic, Intense

See it if you like taking a old story and making in modern and want to rock out

Don't see it if you are turned off by sexuality and the exploration of that topic


See it if Beautifully staged revival by Deaf West Theatre. I was never a fan of this musical. Lovely acting and movement.

Don't see it if You were not a fan.

Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if want to see a creative production with hearing and deaf actors.

Don't see it if you don't like modern musicals.

Touching, Great acting, Great directing, Insane lighting, Clever

See it if my beloved musical

Don't see it if you are not a fan of excellance

Entertaining, Ambitious, Edgy, Must see, Profound

See it if You enjoy modern musicals

Don't see it if You are easily upset

Entertaining, Exquisite, Great singing, Profound, Resonant

See it if You love rock opera and stories about growing up.

Don't see it if You don't want to feel sad.

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