Remy Zaken, Phoebe Strole, Lauren Pritchard Sound Off on Dec. 2 Spring Awakening Reunion at the Atlantic

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03 Dec 2013

John Gallagher, Jr.
John Gallagher, Jr.
Photo by Joan Marcus

Original Broadway cast members from Spring Awakening, the Tony Award-winning musical about teenagers coming of age in 19th-century Germany set to a pulsating rock score, reunited Dec. 2 at New York City's Atlantic Theater Company, where the musical premiered Off-Broadway in May 2006.

"I actually got a text from Brian [Charles Johnson] a couple weeks ago, saying, 'Hey, what's your email address?'" Remy Zaken, who originated the role of Thea, told "He [said], 'Great, thank you. Expect to get an email within the next hour.' I get an email, and it's Brian saying, 'Hey, you guys! I'm back at school. I'm trying to finish up my degree, and I'm actually interning at the Atlantic Theater Company right now, and they really want to bring us all back to see the renovated new space — in honor of the seventh anniversary of the [show's] opening — and they thought it would just be really great to have us all together."

Brian Charles Johnson, a former acting student at Atlantic Theater Company who played Otto in Spring Awakening, spearheaded the Spring Awakening reunion and is also taking part in the launch of "ATC Uncovered," which will offer an inside look into the everyday life of a theatre company through the artist perspective.

In attendance at the Atlantic Theater Company were original cast members Lea Michele, Tony nominee Jonathan Groff, Tony winner John Gallagher Jr., Lilli Cooper, Gideon Glick, Lauren Pritchard, Phoebe Strole, Zaken and Johnson.

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John Gallagher Jr., Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele and Stephen Spinella
Photo by Ben Strothmann


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