Hunter Parrish in Spring Awakening
(© Joan Marcus)
Hunter Parrish
in Spring Awakening
(© Joan Marcus)
Hunter Parrish took over the role of Melchior in the Broadway cast of Spring Awakening on August 11, a week earlier than originally announced.

Parrish is best known for playing the role of Silas on Showtime's Weeds, and will be seen on the big screen in 17 Again opposite Matthew Perry and Zac Efron.

Based on the 1891 play by Frank Wedekind, the show won eight 2007 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The production features direction by Michael Mayer, choreography by Bill T. Jones, book and lyrics by Steven Sater, and a score by Duncan Sheik.

The show's current Broadway cast also includes Alexandra Socha as Wendla and Gerald Canonico as Moritz, while a national tour starring Broadway veterans Kyle Riabko and Blake Bashoff begins an engagement on August 12 in San Diego before an official launch in San Francisco on September 4.