Although Lea Michele Can't Make It, Her Mom Will Be at Spring Awakening's Opening (as Jonathan Groff's Date!)

News   Although Lea Michele Can't Make It, Her Mom Will Be at Spring Awakening's Opening (as Jonathan Groff's Date!)
 
Lea Michele can't make tomorrow's Sept. 27 opening night of Spring Awakening — the Broadway show in which she starred as Wendla Bergman when it stormed the Great White Way nine years back — but her mom will be there!

"I think that they're all going to the opening night tomorrow for the new production," she said about her Spring Awakening co-stars. Michele was heading to her book signing in New Orleans, where she films the new Fox television series "Scream Queens," so it's nearly impossible for her to make the revival's opening night in New York City.

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However, she saw the Deaf West production during its acclaimed run in Los Angeles. "I loved it!" she told Playbill.com. "I saw it in L.A., and I just thought it was so incredible. I wish I could be there tomorrow, but Jonathan [Groff] is actually going to take my mom, so... She's going to represent for me."

In her recent interview with Playbill.com that will hit the web this week (in which she chats about "Scream Queens," her new book and the hopes of returning to Broadway), Michele said that, although she's far away from best friend Jonathan Groff, she just texted him about his performance on the Hamilton cast album — the first Broadway cast recording she's obsessed over since Once.

Groff currently stars as King George in the acclaimed musical Hamilton, which Michele saw earlier this month.

The Broadway revival of Spring Awakening, reinvented and performed simultaneously in English and American Sign Language, opens Sept. 27 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

Look for more from Michele on Playbill.com this week!

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