Jonathan Groff on the Return of Spring Awakening: ‘I Love That It’s Back!’

first_imgJonathan Groff, who plays King George in the new hit musical Hamilton, has another buzzed-about show on the brain: the upcoming revival of Spring Awakening.“Oh my God! I am so excited to see it,” Groff told Broadway.com. The actor, who was Tony-nommed for originating the role of Melchior in Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s Tony-winning musical, noted that his former Spring Awakening co-stars have given the revival their seal of approval. “Lea [Michele] saw it and Skylar [Astin] saw it, and I have a bunch of friends who saw it in L.A. and loved it,” he said. “I’ve heard nothing but good things. I just love that its back on Broadway, though it makes me feel a little old. But I’m into it. I’m happy to be old. I feel like I wish it had never left, so I’m thrilled that it’s back.”Spring Awakening, based on Frank Wedekind’s 1891 play by the same name, follows a group of teenagers as they navigate through their sexual and intellectual blossoming, with varying degrees of support from the adult figures in their lives. The new production utilizes American Sign Language in the production to intensify the rift between the lost and longing teens and the adults who refuse to hear them.The new production, which features Oscar winner Marlee Matlin and Emmy winner Camryn Manheim, begins performances on September 8 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Opening night is set for September 27. View Comments Jonathan Groff Related Shows Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 24, 2016 Spring Awakening last_img read more