Fall might be in full swing, but it’s time for “Spring Awakening” once again.
This is the original cast for Tony Award-winning Musical, which includes Lea MicheleJohn Gallagher Jr., Skylar Andin, Jonathan Groff and John Gallagher Jr. will reunite for a special one-night concert to celebrate 15 years of Broadway’s first Broadway show.
Benefitting the Actors Fund, the concert is set for Nov. 15 at New York’s Imperial Theatre, where the cast and crew will breathe new life into the musical about a group of angsty German teens navigating the joys and pains of their burgeoning sexuality.
Featuring songs like “The Bitch of Living” and “My Junk,” the coming-of-age musical, with music from Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater, won eight Tony Awards during its original run. Many productions have been made of it, including one called “The Bitch Of Living”. reimagined revival in 2015It featured many ASL-using deaf actors.
Joining Michele, who appeared in the production shortly before her breakout role on “Glee,” are Groff, Astin, Gallagher, Lilli Cooper, Christine Estabrook, Gideon Glick, Brian Charles Johnson, Lauren Pritchard, Stephen Spinella, Phoebe Strole, Jonathan B. Wright, Remy Zaken, Gerard Canonico, Jennifer Damiano, Robert Hager and Krysta Rodriguez. Michael Mayer will be the director. He was also in charge of the original production.
Perhaps the most prominent addition to the performance is Michele. She’s skipped out on other recent cast reunionsThe fallout from her alleged past mean-spirited behavior on the set of “Glee.”
However, she seems to fully support the special occasion. writing on Instagram on Monday: “[I’m]I am so thrilled to be able to share the news that SPRING AWARENING’s original cast will be performing a one-night concert for charity. @theactorsfund” ❤️”
“The chance to reunite our remarkable cast 15 years after their first Broadway performance of Steven Sater, Duncan Sheik, and Michael Mayer’s gorgeous show, is a beautiful and thrilling idea,” original producers Tom Hulce and Ira Pittleman told DeadlineA joint statement. “I think all of us are looking forward to revisiting our younger selves, even for just one night, and we are truly grateful to Jonathan Groff, Lauren Pritchard and the entire cast for reaching out and making this all come together.”
One cast member has remained close to the other since the end of the series. Michele Groff and Michele have remained close friends over the years, and they regularly post photos on social media.
Some cast members have reunited since 2018. help a group of students who survived the Parkland, Florida, school shootingTo practice the stage performance of the musical.
You can purchase tickets for this special event starting at $50 and ending at $5,000 here