Lea Michele, Jonathan Groff in Spring Awakening
Besides making musical theater cool for a new generation, Spring Awakening unleashed upon us Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff, now household names to millions of Glee fans.
But it also established a new career for Duncan Sheik, previously known to move in entirely different musical circles. His next full-length stage project is a musical version of American Psycho, but while we wait for that - and no production schedule has been announced - Sheik geeks can get a small dose at Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon of One-Act Plays. The composer and his Spring Awakening collaborator Steven Sater are contributing Mrs. Jones and the Man from Dixieland, a one-act play which includes a new song from the pair.
The May 20 - June 25 Marathon also features plays by Qui Nguyen (of the Obie-winning Vampire Cowboys troupe), the late Romulus Linney (actress Laura Linney's father), and more. Full details at Ensemble Studio Theatre's website.