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Photo Coverage: Spring Awakening Curtain Call & Party


Spring Awakening, after beginning previews on Thursday, November 16th, opened on Sunday, December 10th at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre (239 W. 49th St.). The star-studded after-party took place at Tavern on the Green.

Spring Awakening, previously a hit at the Atlantic Theater Company, features music by Duncan Sheik ("Barely Breathing"), and book and lyrics by Steven Sater (Carbondale Dreams). The entire youth ensemble is reprising their original roles: Skylar Astin (Georg), Lilli Cooper (Martha), John Gallagher Jr. (Moritz), Gideon Glick (Ernst), Jonathan Groff (Melchior), Brian Johnson (Otto), Lea Michele (Wendla), Lauren Pritchard (Ilse), Phoebe Strole (Anna), Jonathan B. Wright (Hanschen), and Remy Zaken (Thea). Tony Award-winner Stephen Spinella and Obie Award-winner Christine Estabrook perform the show's adult roles. Michael Mayer directs.

"Based on Frank Wedekind's 1891 masterpiece "The Awakening of Spring," Spring Awakening is the contemporary musical adaptation of one of literature's most controversial plays," according to press notes. The show "boldly depicts a dozen young people and how they make their way through the thrilling, complicated, confusing and mysterious time of their sexual awakening. Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's score feature songs that illuminate the urgency of adolescent self-discovery, the burning intensity of teen friendships and the innate suspicion of the uncomprehending adult world."

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Curtain call

Spring Awakening cast members, including John Gallagher, Jr., Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele and Stephen Spinella

Phoebe Strole, Gideon Glick, Remy Zaken, Brian Charles Johnson, Gerard Canonico, Jennifer Damiano and Christine Estabrook

Skylar Astin, Jonathan B. Wright, Robert Hager, Lilli Copper, and Krysta Rodriguez

Bill T. Jones, Duncan Sheik, Steven Sater, Michael Mayer, and Lea Michele

Bill T. Jones, Duncan Sheik, Steven Sater, Michael Mayer, and Lea Michele

Jonathan Groff, Bill T. Jones, Duncan Sheik, Steven Sater, Michael Mayer, Lea Michele and Stephen Spinella

Jane Krakowski

Jane Krakowski

Erika Christensen

Elizabeth Ashley

Mary Stuart Masterson

Nellie McKay and Michael Cerveris

B.D. Wong

Alison Franck and John Lloyd Young

John Lloyd Young

Frida Payne and Leslie Kritzer

Duncan Sheik

Duncan Sheik and Cindy Hetzel

Tamara Tunie

Christine Estabrook

Bill T. Jones

Marian Seldes and Phoebe Strole

Phoebe Strole

Remy Zaken and Phoebe Strole

Phoebe Strole, Brian Charles Johnson, Remy Zaken and Christine Estabrook

Brian Charles Johnson and Remy Zaken

Remy Zaken

Brian Charles Johnson

Steven Sater

Jonathan Groff

Jonathan Groff

Michael Mayer

Ira Pittelman, Michael Mayer, Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik

Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik

Skylar Astin and Jonathan B. Wright

Stephen Spinella

Krysta Rodriguez, Skylar Astin, Remy Zaken, Stephen Spinella, Brian Charles Johnson, Jonathan B. Wright, Phoebe Strole, Jonathan Groff and Jennifer Damiano

Krysta Rodriguez

Lilli Cooper, Gideon Glick, Steven Spinella, Brian Charles Johnson, Jonathan B. Wright, Phoebe Strole, Jennifer Damiano, Krysta Rodriguez, Michael Mayer, Skylar Astin, Remy Zaken and Jonathan Groff

Robert Hager, Brian Charles Johnson, Krysta Rodriguez, Jonathan B. Wright, Gideon Glick, Phoebe Strole, Jennifer Damiano, Remy Zaken, Skyler Astin, Jonathan Groff and Frances Mercanti-Anthony

Lilli Cooper

Lilli Cooper and Chuck Cooper

Lauren Pritchard

Remy Zaken, Gideon Glick, Lauren Pritchard, Lilli Cooper, Jonathan B. Wright and Phoebe Strole

Lea Michele

Lea Michele

Lea Michele and Stephen Spinella

Lilli Cooper, Remy Zaken, Lea Michele, Phoebe Strole, Stephen Spinella, Steven Sater, Lauren Pritchard and Skyler Astin

John Gallagher, Jr.

John Gallagher, Jr. and Stephen Spinella

Stephen Spinella

John Gallagher, Jr. and Remy Zaken

Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff

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