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Photo Coverage: Spring Awakening Joins Tony's Wall of Fame

On August 2nd at theatre district hangout Tony's di Napoli, Tony's DiNapoli Times Square unveiled a portrait honoring the Broadway hit Spring Awakening; the picture, by acclaimed artist Dan May, welcomed to Tony's Wall of Fame. Radio personality Valerie Smaldone hosted the event. Tony's is the Times Square restaurant that has begun a tradition of having original oil painting portraits of performers hung all around the restaurant. Spring Awakening, is currently playing at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre (239 W. 49th St.).

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 Charles 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."

Visit www.springawakening.com for more information.


Worth Williams and Natalie Hill


Lori Sater and Christine Estabrook


Michael Mayer and Skylar Astin


Brian Charles Johnson and Michael Mayer


Brian Charles Johnson, Michael Mayer and Skylar Astin


Gideon Glick and Jennifer Damiano


Brian Charles Johnson, Alexandra Socha and Skylar Astin


Jonathan B. Wright and Lilli Cooper


Worth Williams, Lea Michele and Natalie Hill


Lea Michele and Natalie Hill


Lea Michele and John Gallagher Jr.


Robi Hager, Brian Charles Johnson, Alexandra Socha, Gideon Glick and Lilli Cooper


Michael Mayer, Lea Michele, Jonathan Groff and John Gallagher Jr.


John Gallagher Jr., Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff


The cast of Spring Awakening


The cast of Spring Awakening


The cast of Spring Awakening


The cast of Spring Awakening


Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff


Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff


Lea Michele and Bruce Dimpflmaier


Lea Michele


Valerie Smaldone, Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff


Jonathan B. Wright, Christine Estabrook and Lori Sater


Jonathan B. Wright, Christine Estabrook, Bruce Dimpflmaier, Lori Sater and Valerie Smaldone


John Gallagher Jr. and Michael Mayer


 Kimberly Grigsby and Jonathan Groff


Lori Sater, Robert R. Blume, Christine Estabrook and Pat Addiss


Kimberly Grigsby and John Gallagher Jr.


John Gallagher Jr.


Jonathan Groff


John Gallagher Jr., Bruce Dimpflmaier and Jonathan Groff


Richie Ridge and John Gallagher Jr.


Jonathan Groff and Richie Ridge


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