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  • Spring Awakening plays at Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre in Storrs

    Spring Awakening plays at Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre in Storrs
    Based on a Frank Wedekind play from the 19th century, Spring Awakening, featuring music and lyrics by rocker Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, won eight Tony awards (including best musical and best score) and four drama desk awards. Backed by a rock score for band and string trio, the show revolves around a group of late 19th-century German students doing what kids their age have always done well: rebel. (Other themes — sexual abuse, abortion, suicide, homosexuality — certainly will connect with contemporary audiences as well.)
  • Duncan Sheik returns to the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on Dec. 12

    Duncan Sheik returns to the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on Dec. 12
    Recently, Duncan Sheik's life came close to unraveling. In June, on the day his latest album, Covers ’80s, was released, Sheik entered a treatment center for alcohol abuse. He wrote extensively about the experience on his website: "Duncan here,...

    A lively show, but no 'Awakening'

    A lively show, but no 'Awakening'
    The original Broadway production of the musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind's "Spring Awakening" was suffused with a metadramatic, schoolhouse sensibility: an audience seated on the stage; a listing of the haunting Duncan Sheik musical numbers on the...

    Fall 2011: Top 10 plays to watch

    Fall 2011: Top 10 plays to watch
    Scores of shows are opening in Chicago this fall. Here are 10 productions to anticipate with particular relish. 'Follies' Just a few weeks after the opening of the Broadway transfer of the Kennedy Center revival, Chicago director Gary Griffin stages...

    Album review: Lou Reed and Metallica, 'Lulu'

    Album review: Lou Reed and Metallica, 'Lulu'
    1 star (out of 4) Lou Reed and Metallica are not only two of the more exalted names in music – pioneers of punk and thrash metal, respectively – they’re among the most perverse. Though “Lulu” (Warner Bros.), their first...