Jonathan Groff and several other original Broadway cast members of Spring Awakening were on hand to welcome Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's Tony-winning musical back to Broadway on September 27. Directed by Michael Arden, the production, which runs at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre through January 24, is a presentation of the Los Angeles-based Deaf West Theatre.
Based on the 1891 Frank Wedekind play and set against the backdrop of a repressive and provincial late-19th-century Germany, Spring Awakening tells the timeless story of teenage self-discovery and budding sexuality as seen through the eyes of three teenagers. This production comes to New York following a pair of acclaimed runs in Los Angeles under the auspices of Deaf West.
The full company includes Patrick Page and Russell Harvard as the Adult Men, Camryn Manheim and Marlee Matlin as the Adult Women, Smash costars Krysta Rodriguez and Andy Mientus as Ilse and Hanschen, Miles Barbee (Otto), Katie Boeck (Voice of Wendla, Guitars, Piano), Alex Boniello (Voice of Moritz, Guitar), Joshua Castille (Ernst), Daniel Durant (Moritz), Treshelle Edmond (Martha), Sandra Mae Frank (Wendla), Kathryn Gallagher (Voice of Martha, Guitar), Sean Grandillo (Voice of Otto, Bass), Amelia Hensley (Thea), Lauren Luiz (Heidi, Voice of Thea), Austin McKenzie (Melchior), Daniel David Stewart (Voice of Ernst), Ali Stroker (Anna), Alexandra Winter (Harp, Gretl), and Alex Wyse (Georg).
Along with the original cast members, guests at the festivities included singers Lance Bass and Clay Aiken, TV favorites Kelly Ripa, Rosie O'Donnell, and Taran Killam, and Broadway vets Laura Osnes, Sierra Boggess, and many others. Check out TheaterMania's photos from the night in the gallery below.
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