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Film & TV News Spring Awakening: Those You've Known Documentary Debuts on HBO May 3

The film spotlights the benefit concert of the Tony-winning musical, which reunited original cast members Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele, John Gallagher, Jr., and more.

Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff Sarah Shatz

Spring Awakening: Those You've Known—HBO's documentary about the Spring Awakening original Broadway cast reunion concert, held in November 2021 to benefit The Actors Fund—premieres May 3 at 9 PM ET on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.

Watch the trailer here.

The entire original cast took part in the Spring Awakening concert, with Jonathan Groff, Lauren Pritchard, Lea Michele, Skylar Astin, John Gallagher, Jr., Gerard Canonico, Lilli Cooper, Jennifer Damiano, Christine Estabrook, Gideon Glick, Robert Hager, Brian Charles Johnson, Krysta Rodriguez, Stephen Spinella, Phoebe Strole, Jonathan B. Wright, and Remy Zaken all reuniting. Original director Michael Mayer helmed the concert.

Check out photos from the documentary's screening below:

See Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele, John Gallager Jr., More At Screening of HBO’S Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known

The HBO Documentary Films presentation also features Spring Awakening lyricist and playwright Steven Sater, composer Duncan Sheik, and lead producers Tom Hulce and Ira Pittelman.

The documentary showcases the reunited original cast and creative team at rehearsals, in their homes, and backstage with performances from the reunion concert, newly filmed interviews, archival video, and photographs, as well as performance footage from the original production.

The RadicalMedia production is directed by Michael John Warren, produced by Dave Sirulnick and Meredith Bennett, executive-produced by Jon Kamen, Jonathan Meyers, Groff, and Michael John Warren, and co-produced by Pritchard.

The senior producer for HBO is Sara Rodriguez with executive producers Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller.

With music by Sheik and a book and lyrics by Sater, Spring Awakening opened at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre December 10, 2006. That original production earned eight Tony Awards, including prizes for Best Musical, Direction, Book, Score, and Featured Actor (Gallagher). It returned to Broadway in 2015 in a production from Deaf West Theatre.

Go Inside the Actors Fund’s Spring Awakening Original Cast Reunion Concert

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