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Lea Michele, Jonathan Groff and the rest of the cast from the Tony-winning Broadway run of Spring Awakening reunite for a special one-night only concert chronicled in a new documentary premiering on HBO and HBO Max on Tuesday (May 3).
Directed by Michael John Warren, Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known pulls back the curtain and showcases the original cast and creative team at rehearsals, in their homes, and backstage as they prepare for the reunion benefit concert held last November in support of the Actors Fund.
Picking up 15 years after it’s Broadway debut, audiences will get to see newly filmed interviews, candid archival video and photographs, in addition to performance footage from the original 2006 Spring Awakening show that went on to win eight Tony awards, including best musical. The original cast recording won a Grammy in 2008 for best musical show album.
Spring Awakening tackled issues of teen love, abortion, abuse, suicide and sexual identity in the form of a rock musical set in the 1890s. The Broadway production changed the lives of a mostly unknown cast of teenage actors, and inspired a generation of fans.
“If you were able to see Spring Awakening at the Atlantic Theater, you got to see something very special,” Michele says in the trailer. “We of course loved our show and loved playing our characters but the real fun we had was off stage together.”
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Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known premieres on HBO on Tuesday (May 3) at 9 p.m. ET and will be available to stream on HBO Max.
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