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Spring Awakening

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Spring Awakening (2006 Original Broadway Cast)

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Various Artists
Producers:
Decca
genre:
Soundtracks

We gave it an A

Spring Awakening is a Rent-like rock musical where hormone-crazed kids sing earnestly about sex (”Touch Me”) and teen angst (”Totally F—–”)…set, naturally, in 19th-century Germany. A Simpsons spoof, or actual stage hit? The latter, thanks largely to co-writer Duncan Sheik, who atones for some of his less interesting solo work with the most gorgeous (and occasionally rocking-out) Great White Way score this decade. If he wants to rerelease his old CDs with this cast’s tremendous voices overdubbed, he’s got a sale.