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  • Marlee Matlin reveling in unique ‘Spring Awakening’ revival

    October 19, 2015 | 1:32 pm

    When the rock musical “Spring Awakening” premiered on Broadway, it was a critical darling and financial success. It won almost every major award possible, including eight Tonys, four Drama Desk Awards and even a Grammy.

    So perhaps it’s not so surprising that it’s been revived on...

  • ‘Spring Awakening’ finds a voice at Deaf West Theatre

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 29, 2015 | 4:54 pm

    At the beginning of Deaf West Theatre’s reimagining of the rock musical “Spring Awakening,” set in 1890s provincial Germany, a naïve deaf teenager, Wendla, begs her prudish mother to tell her how babies are born.  

    “I’m an aunt for the second time now, and I still have no idea...

  • Rage Becomes Power in Writer’s Hands

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 3, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    "I still write a lot from anger," playwright Mark Medoff said. "I've wanted to flagellate the world."

    Medoff, 61, is the author of the smoldering plays "When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?" "Children of a Lesser God" and "Road to a Revolution," now at Deaf West Theatre. His intense work...