Goodbye, Jonathan & Lea!

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Goodbye, Jonathan & Lea!#1
Posted: 5/18/08 at 1:32am
Tonight is Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele's final performance in SPRING AWAKENING.

Lea, I look forward to seeing what you have lined up next.

Jonathan, I look forward to seeing more of you this summer!

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re: Goodbye, Jonathan & Lea!#2
Posted: 5/18/08 at 1:34am
What a sad day. I'ts gonna be hard to read the reviews later tonight, just like when JGJ left. =(
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re: Goodbye, Jonathan & Lea!#2
Posted: 5/18/08 at 1:35am
I'm crying right now.
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re: Goodbye, Jonathan & Lea!#3
Posted: 5/18/08 at 1:42am
Im really upset they are leaving but am looking forward to all the future work that they are a part of.
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re: Goodbye, Jonathan & Lea!#4
Posted: 5/18/08 at 1:56am
I wish the best for both of them in their future endeavors. And hopefully I'll be able to see Lea in Les Mis later this summer.

I can only imagine all the emotion that'll be emanating from the theater tonight...
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re: Goodbye, Jonathan & Lea!#5
Posted: 5/18/08 at 1:57am
I really don't like Spring Awakening, but these two young actors have lots of potential. I'm glad to see them go, it will open up new opportunities for them, as long as neither gets "attached" to another show.
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re: Goodbye, Jonathan & Lea!#6
Posted: 5/18/08 at 1:58am
I was in midtown this evening shortly after curtain and I walked by the theatre and a bunch of groupies sitting on the sidewalk in front of the theatre. Looked like they were planning on being there overnight.
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Posted: 5/18/08 at 1:58am
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re: Goodbye, Jonathan & Lea!#8
Posted: 5/18/08 at 2:10am
I'm going tonight.
I'm gonna be a wreck.
Just listening to the cast album now is making me cry.
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re: Goodbye, Jonathan & Lea!#9
Posted: 5/18/08 at 2:58am
Good luck to both of them!

They were great in Spring Awakening, and I'm looking forward to wherever they turn up next (after Hair/Les Mis, of course).

At least the stage will be a little drier after Jonathan's departure. re: Goodbye, Jonathan & Lea!
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re: Goodbye, Jonathan & Lea!#10
Posted: 5/18/08 at 3:14am
It seems like just yesterday I was sitting in the Atlantic seeing this show and walking out elated that I had seen this wonderful off-Broadway show. I have decided not to see it on Broadway because that night was so electric. That's the memory I want to keep about Spring Awakening. I wish the best for them both because they kicked a** the night I saw it (Final preview off-Broadway)
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re: Goodbye, Jonathan & Lea!#11
Posted: 5/18/08 at 3:26am
it's been a long week for them...

had some associates in town who INSISTED on seeing it so I saw it twice this week.

The chemistry between Lea and Jonathan was much different. not normal. compared to when I saw it last year.

you can sense it's coming to an end. in MY opinion, Jonathan was pretty "off" (and out of it) for both performances. Lea appears to be pretty tired.

the show has had a very strange vibe this week. Does anyone agree?
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re: Goodbye, Jonathan & Lea!#12
Posted: 5/18/08 at 5:35am
BAd vibe? Darn. I'm seeing the show today, but the matinee, so I'm guessing the show won't be QUITE as "normal" as usual. But I expected that. I'm not going to the evening show because all the crazies will be there..... (no offense to anyone going tonight, but the screaming/clapping/crying will seriously interfere with the show and I've never seen it.)

OH, time for me to leave...gotta go get on a bus for 4 hours to NYC...so excited!!!
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re: Goodbye, Jonathan & Lea!#13
Posted: 5/18/08 at 7:41am
Best to both of them and congrats on a great run!
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re: Goodbye, Jonathan & Lea!#14
Posted: 5/18/08 at 9:18am
Congrats on their long run! I enjoyed their performances!...back in December 2006!
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re: Goodbye, Jonathan & Lea!#15
Posted: 5/18/08 at 9:34am
I'll be there this evening...it's going to be quite the performance.

The people sitting outside the theater were lining up for the rush tickets, which go on sale at noon today.
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Posted: 5/18/08 at 9:39am
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re: Goodbye, Jonathan & Lea!#17
Posted: 5/18/08 at 10:07am
I wonder if they'll light candles, like the Wicked fans did after Idina left...

The two shows do have a lot of the same fans....
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re: Goodbye, Jonathan & Lea!#18
Posted: 5/18/08 at 10:19am
Wishing both Jonathan and Lea a wonderful last show! The best to them for their future!
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re: Goodbye, Jonathan & Lea!#19
Posted: 5/18/08 at 10:30am
I'm a complete wreck and am currently having open heart surgery due to the pains this is bringing me.

I haven't felt sorrow like this since the closing credits of the ReNt movie!

Rest in Peace...oh wait, they are just moving on to new projects? Nevermind then.
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Posted: 5/18/08 at 10:45am
I'll be there tonight. I certainly won't be throwing myself on the floor sobbing or anything, but I'm really sad to see them go.
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re: Goodbye, Jonathan & Lea!#21
Posted: 5/18/08 at 10:48am
I am so not ready for what shall go down today.

I'm going to miss them soooo much- particularly Groff. re: Goodbye, Jonathan & Lea!re: Goodbye, Jonathan & Lea!re: Goodbye, Jonathan & Lea!re: Goodbye, Jonathan & Lea!

I mean don't get me wrong, I'm COMPLETELY excited for Kyle Riabko because 1)he's gorgeous and I think he'll be amazing and 2)he toured with Hanson, which should make for VERY fun stagedoor conversation for me :P

But seriously. It is NOT going to be the same show without Groff. It really, really isn't. It's almost like we're saying goodbye to the show itself re: Goodbye, Jonathan & Lea! Because I'm sure that with the new cast changes it will still be a great show, but it will be different. It won't be the same show I fell in love with. And that makes me really sad.
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re: Goodbye, Jonathan & Lea!#22
Posted: 5/18/08 at 10:56am
I'm going tonight. I won't be sad since I saw them about a month ago and while Lea was fine, Jon was terrible.

Got tickets as a gift so at least I feel like if its bad its not any skin off my back.
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re: Goodbye, Jonathan & Lea!#23
Posted: 5/18/08 at 11:31am
Sad as it is. . . . . I think it's time. They've been part of Spring Awakening for so long. It's time for them to move on to other projects and dazzle us with their acting prowess. I will miss the waterworks at SA, though. Personally, that's one of my favorite parts. See how many people he sprays. . . . .

In all seriousness, they have let very large shoes to fill, and they will be greatly missed.
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re: Goodbye, Jonathan & Lea!#24
Posted: 5/18/08 at 11:42am
I think both are very talented, and I'm sad to see them go. I saw the show again in March, and in my opinion, the chemistry between the two was the best I've ever seen.

I'll be going again in July with a friend who has never seen it, and I will definitely miss Groff and Michele. I don't think it will be the same show. That being said, I feel lucky to have seen them more than once, and I really look forward to their next projects.

I will go out of my way to keep up with their upcoming shows because they are so talented.
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