Fall mightiness beryllium successful afloat swing, but it’s clip for “Spring Awakening” erstwhile again.
The archetypal formed of the Tony Award-winning musical, including Lea Michele, Jonathan Groff, Skylar Astin and John Gallagher Jr., are reuniting for a one-night day performance 15 years aft the amusement archetypal deed Broadway.
Benefitting the Actors Fund, the performance is acceptable for Nov. 15 astatine New York’s Imperial Theatre, wherever the formed and unit volition respire caller beingness into the philharmonic astir a radical of angsty German teens navigating the joys and pains of their burgeoning sexuality.
Featuring songs similar “The Bitch of Living” and “My Junk,” the coming-of-age musical, with euphony from Duncan Sheik and a publication and lyrics by Steven Sater, won 8 Tony Awards during its archetypal run. It has since spawned galore productions, including a reimagined revival successful 2015 that featured galore deaf actors utilizing ASL.
Joining Michele, who appeared successful the accumulation soon earlier her breakout relation connected “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, who helmed the archetypal production, volition direct.
Michele is possibly the astir notable summation to the upcoming performance. She’s skipped retired connected other caller formed reunions amid the fallout from her alleged past mean-spirited behavior connected the acceptable of “Glee.”
But she appears to beryllium afloat connected committee for the peculiar event, writing connected Instagram connected Monday: “[I’m] SO thrilled to yet announce.. That the archetypal formed of SPRING AWAKENING volition beryllium reuniting for an unthinkable 1 nighttime performance lawsuit benefitting @theactorsfund. ❤️”
“The accidental to reunite our singular formed 15 years aft their archetypal Broadway show of Steven Sater, Duncan Sheik, and Michael Mayer’s gorgeous show, is simply a beauteous and thrilling idea,” archetypal producers Tom Hulce and Ira Pittleman told Deadline successful a associated statement. “I deliberation each of america are looking guardant to revisiting our younger selves, adjacent for conscionable 1 night, and we are genuinely grateful to Jonathan Groff, Lauren Pritchard and the full formed for reaching retired and making this each travel together.”
Various members of the formed person stayed adjacent since the amusement ended. Michele and Groff successful peculiar person continued to enactment unneurotic passim the years and regularly stock photos of each different connected societal media.
Some of the formed members reunited successful 2018 to help a radical of students who survived the Parkland, Florida, schoolhouse shooting to rehearse up of their staging of the musical.
Tickets for the peculiar event, which scope from $50 to $5,000, tin beryllium purchased here.