Spring Awakening – Those You’ve Known: Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff Reunite with Cast of Hit Off-Broadway Musical
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Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele may be best known for their collaboration in Glee, but the two have also starred together in the hit Off-Broadway smash, Spring Awakening which came out back in 2007. The cast is now set to have their reunion, and HBO has dropped a trailer for Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known.
Fifteen years after the Tony-winning Broadway run of Spring Awakening, the original cast and creative team reunite for a spectacular, one night only concert.
The rock musical which is based on the 1891 play by Frank Wedekind was praised for its take on sexuality, plus hot topics such as sexual identity, abortion, suicide, and rape.
The cast had actually come together for a one-night-only performance last year to celebrate the show’s 15th anniversary, and this documentary is probably the result of the reunion. Besides the cast, we’re also going to see the return of some people who were offstage like director Michael Mayer.
Lauren Pritchard, who played Ilse in Spring Awakening, said about her experience working on the show, “The things that we confront in this show are not things you can learn in school, and they’re things that help people survive.”
Groff, one of the show’s main stars, said, “Getting back together after 15 years is going to be insane… Through the cast and through the opportunity of getting to play this character… I had grown this strength, and it changed my whole life.”
Catch Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known when it hits HBO Max on May 3.