Tunie turns to Broadway

Thesp to produce 'Awakening'

Tamara Tunie, who plays the medical examiner on “Law & Order: SVU,” is trying her hand at legit producing, getting behind the Broadway transfer of the Duncan Sheik-Steven Sater tuner “Spring Awakening.”

Tunie, last on the Rialto in “Julius Caesar,” also appears on sudser “As the World Turns.” For “Spring,” she joins a team of producers headed by Ira Pittelman, Tom Hulce, Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel. The musical opens on Broadway Dec. 10.

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