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Andrea Towers
July 21, 2015 AT 04:30 PM EDT

Golden Globe and Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin (Children of a Lesser GodThe West Wing) is coming to the Great White Way. The actress will make her Broadway debut in the new Deaf West Theater production of Spring Awakening, set to hit Broadway this fall.

“It’s been 30 years since I had the opportunity to be part of the groundbreaking Children of a Lesser God and I couldn’t be more proud and honored to have been asked to join Deaf West Theatre’s innovative revival of Spring Awakening on Broadway,” Matlin said in a statement. A well-known advocate of the deaf community, Matlin is the only deaf performer to receive an Academy Award.

Michael Arden directs the production with choreography by Spencer Liff. Additional casting will be announced. Spring Awakening will open at the Brooks Atkinson theater on Sept. 27 for a limited 18-week engagement, until Jan 9.

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