A Spring Awakening … for Inclusion
Musical theater has long been a force for change. From protesting segregation with Hairspray to building a democracy with Hamilton, musicals have often made a compelling case for inclusion. Now comes Broadway’s new production of Spring Awakening, starring deaf and hearing actors. To some, a musical in American Sign Language featuring deaf actors might seem improbable. But the talented cast and production team recently proved what is possible during a remarkable performance at the White House.