Friday, October 2, 2015

Another Awakening

Since it's Broadway debut in 2006 , Spring Awakening, and especially the roles of Moritz and Melchior and have been great showcases for young talented male performers. On that first opening night, John Gallagher Jr. (Moritz) and Jonathan Groff (Melchior) joined Lea Michelle on stage to acclaim and Tony Nominations for the production.

Gallagher J.r, Groff and Michelle

Spring Awakening returned to Broadway last month with an all new cast which includes Austin P. McKenzie as Melchoir, Daniel N. Durant as Moritz as well as the talented (and FH favorite) Andy Mientus as Hanschen. The reviews have been phenomenal and I can't wait to check out the new soundtrack. Check out the shows official site HERE:

Kyle Riabko (Replacement Melchio) & Blake Bashoff (Replacement Moritz)

Hunter Parrish (Replacement Melchio, 2008)

Above: Hunter during the climatic 'I Believe' number. Below, Groff performing the same song.

Spring Awakening, Autumn 2015

Austin P. McKenzie

Deaf West Theater’s production of SPRING AWAKENING floored the critics when it premiered in California, prompting the Los Angeles Times to write, “It’s hard to enumerate all the ways in which Deaf West’s SPRING AWAKENING is so very, very good.” Now this unapologetically brilliant new production has stunned New York.

Daniel N. Durant

Andy Mientus (r) along with co-star Ben Fankhauser

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