One of the most buzzed-about shows currently on Broadway (aside from Hamilton, of course) is Deaf West Theatre's Spring Awakening, an innovative revival of the 2006 Tony-Award winning musical about sexually repressed German teenagers in the 1800s.
The entire show is performed simultaneously in ASL and spoken English, and half of the cast is made up of deaf actors. Some big names have been flocking to check out what the buzz is all about before the limited enagegement ends this January, including the original Spring Awakening cast:
OG Melchior (Jonathan Groff) and new baby Melchior (Austin McKenzie) welcome you in...
King George III aka Jonathan Groff looking a little rough but still cute
Lance Bass and Michael Turchin
Meryl Streep's spawn Grace Gummer
Taran Killam lookin like a wax figure per usual
Impossibly Handsome deaf ANTM model Nyle DiMarco with SA cast members Andy Mientus and Joshua Castille
James Franco awkwardly embracing living legend / cast member Marlee Matlin
Neil Patrick Harris with cast member Sandra Mae Frank (Wendla). He looks, um..
The Fun Home fetuses (incl. THE Sydney Lucas herself) getting their awakening a bit too early
Probably traumatized lmao
Sara Bareilles and Darren Criss w/ cast members Marlee Matlin, Camryn Manheim and Patrick Page
Jennifer Beals looking amazing
Mulan herself Lea Salonga, who is starring in 'Allegiance' on Broadway right now!
Christian Slater looking dorky af with cast member Daniel Durant (Moritz)
Debra Messing trying the booty pose
Rosie O'Donnell with her son
Original Spring Awakening cast member reunion!
Bae Ben McKenzie
Aw Jonathan Groff brought Lea Michele's mom as a date
Certified cutie and SA alum Matt Doyle with cast members Krysta Rodriguez (Ilse) and Andy Mientus (Hanschen)
Jenna Ushkowitz of Glee (and SA!) looking hot
T.R. Knight, long time no see boo
Another mid-00s tv throwback, Michael Emerson
The OG Dad Peter Gallagher
Nolan Funk because he is nice to look at
I have to include these two cuties because their opening night outfits killed it and they're going to be big stars after this show-
SA's breakout star Austin McKenzie (Melchior) slaying in saddle shoes, yass.
Sandra Mae Frank (Wendla) looking stunning af. She is so damn good in this show, she can be the next Marlee Matlin tbh.
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Hamilton, Allegiance, Fun Home, On Your Feet, Spring Awakening... Broadway is KILLING IT with inclusive and innovative programming right now. Film and TV need to catch up tbh!