Bashoff Joins Broadway's Spring Awakening Dec. 18

News   Bashoff Joins Broadway's Spring Awakening Dec. 18 Blake Bashoff makes his Broadway debut as the ill-fated Moritz in the Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening Dec. 18.

Blake Bashoff
Blake Bashoff

Bashoff replaces Tony Award winner John Gallagher, Jr., who played his final performance at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Dec. 16.

Bashoff, who was recently seen on ABC's "Lost" in a recurring role, has also been seen on the television series "Judging Amy," "Numb3rs," "Without a Trace" and "One Tree Hill." His film credits include "Bushwhacked," "Big Bully," HBO's "A Child Betrayed: The Calvin Mire Story" and "The New Swiss Family Robinson." Bashoff will be seen in the upcoming feature "Together Again for the First Time."

Bashoff joins Tony nominee Jonathan Groff (Melchior) as well as Lea Michele (Wendla), Skylar Astin (Georg), Lilli Cooper (Martha), Blake Daniel (Ernst), Brian Charles Johnson (Otto), Lauren Pritchard (Ilse), Phoebe Strole (Anna), Jonathan B. Wright (Hanschen), Remy Zaken (Thea) and Glenn Fleshler (Adult Men). The ensemble includes Gerard Canonico, Matt Doyle, Jennifer Damiano and Alexandra Socha.

Later this week, on Dec. 21, Emmy winner and three-time Tony nominee Kate Burton joins the Spring Awakening cast in the Adult Women roles originated by Christine Estabrook.

Based on the 1891 play by Frank Wedekind, Spring Awakening won eight 2007 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Spring Awakening features direction by Michael Mayer, choreography by Bill T. Jones, book and lyrics by Steven Sater and a score by Duncan Sheik. Songs featured in the Tony-winning score are "All That's Known," "And Then There Were None," "Blue Wind/Don't Do Sadness," "Left Behind," "Mamma Who Bore Me," "My Junk, "The Bitch of Living," "The Dark I Know Well," "The Guilty Ones," "The Song of Purple Summer," "The Word of Your Body," "Those You've Known," "Totally Fucked," "Touch Me," "Whispering" and "The Mirror-Blue Night."

The musical made its world premiere Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theater Company in June 2006. Spring Awakening transferred to Broadway the following November, where it continues to play at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.

In 2008 Spring Awakening will launch a national tour beginning in San Francisco. International productions are currently in development in London, Japan and Germany. Casting is expected shortly.

For tickets to the Broadway production, call (212) 239-6200 or visit www.telecharge.com.

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