Spring Awakening is closing.http://www.broadway.com/Spring-Awakening-Sets-Broadway-Closing-Date/broadway_news/5013750
Honestly, totally saw it coming. With the string of shows that have closed in the last couple months and SA doing horribly in the last..5 months? It would only be a matter of time til they officially announced it.
On that note, although I haven't even paid any attention to what's going on with the show nor have I really cared or listened to it since about May; I'm still saddened by the news.
Spring Awakening has meant a lot to me over the last year and a half and will continue to be. I can't even begin to tell you what this show has done for me. The story has brought me to tears, made me laugh myself to death, and reminded me how much hope can be possible despite the grimmest tragedy. The music itself has been incredibly theraputic for me. Literally, just yesterday after a horrible few hours, I went on drive to run errands and just blasted "Bitch of Living" in the car and sang to the top of my lungs. When I came back to my apartment, I felt immensely better.
Besides, the artistic aspect of the show, I will never ever forget the original cast of this show. It was my first time ever seeing an original cast of a broadway show and I instantly connected with every single one of those people. As actors, I respected their incredible talent and was in complete disbelief that people my age (and younger) could be so talented. As human beings, the cast still remains some of the nicest people I have ever met. From the cast, I did discover the amazing John Gallagher, Jr. Him by himself has meant the world to me, especially in his music. He introduced me into the universe of Old Springs Pike, who are now The Spring Standards. And those three people, in terms of music, have meant so much to me.
So, I just wanted to thank Spring Awakening for helping me find me. This and RENT are without a doubt the two musicals that have changed my life.