Amazing Grace Welcomes Spring Awakening to Broadway With Tear-Jerking American Sign Language Performance
On Aug. 16, Amazing Grace presented an open-captioned performance of the show. Cast members of the Broadway-bound Deaf West Theatre production of Spring Awakening — many of whom are deaf or hard of hearing — were in attendance. Unbeknownst to them, the Amazing Grace performers had secretly been rehearsing the titular hymn in American Sign Language. During the show's finale, both casts were in tears! Open captioning was provided by the TDF Accessibility Program.