SPRING AWAKENING One-Night-Only Concert Documentary Gets Release Date

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Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele | Photo: HBO

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Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known, the documentary following the one-night-only concert and reunion of the original Broadway cast, will premiere May 3 at 9 PM ET on HBO and also be available to stream on HBO Max. 

Chronicling a nostalgic and emotional journey, the movie follows the cast as they rediscover the hit musical—one which launched many of their careers. Showcased in the documentary are rehearsals, both in the performer’s homes and backstage, footage from the reunion concert, interviews, archival video, and more.

Joining breakout stars Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele on camera are John Gallagher Jr., Lauren Pritchard, Lilli Cooper, Skylar Astin, Gerard Canonico, Jennifer Damiano, Christine Estabrook, Gideon Glick, Robert Hager, Brian C. Johnson, Krysta Rodriguez, Stephen Spinella, Phoebe Strole, Jonathan B Wright, and Remy Zaken; original Broadway director Michael Mayer; lyricist and playwright Steven Sater; score composer Duncan Sheik; and lead producers Tom Hulce and Ira Pittelman.

Spring Awakening, set in the 1890’s, follows a group of British youngsters as they encounter young romance, sexual identity, and mental healthy. The show won 8 Tony Awards in 2007, including Best Musical and Best Original Score. A Broadway revival, co-produced by Deaf West, opened in 2015. 

The documentary is directed by Michael John Warren and produced by RadicalMedia (HBO’s David Byrne’s American Utopia).

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Dan Meyer

Dan joins Theatrely after previously serving as an Assistant Editor at Playbill. His favorite musicals are fast, historical, and witty, like Six, Cabaret, and Sweeney Todd. He likes his plays dark and funny.

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